Occupational Therapy Week: Laura Kopczyk

6th November 2020

Occupational Therapy Week falls from Monday 2nd to Sunday 8th November this year, and throughout the week we are going to introduce you to some of the wonderful OTs at St Barnabas Hospice, and talk about the difference they make for our patients.

Next up, it’s Laura Kopczyk who has been an occupational therapist at St Barnabas Hospice for a year.

Laura said, “I work in the Louth area and moved to St Barnabas after spending eighteen years with the NHS.”

“My dad suggested this career path when I was fifteen, so I decided to do work experience at Grantham Hospital in sixth form. This confirmed to me that I definitely wanted to be an OT!

“Recently I have been working with a lady who I have now seen a few times. She mentioned to me the other day how the advice I gave her months ago has stuck with her. This hit home for me what a huge impact we can have on people’s lives in our role, and how much people trust and listen to us.

“My favourite part of the job has to be building relationships with all sorts of people and helping them at their most vulnerable time.”

Our occupational therapists all do an amazing job and we couldn’t be prouder of them. Well done everyone, and please keep up the great work! #ChooseOT

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