Exp. vs. Reality – Winner – APM Palmertson North
“Our team at APM – Palmerston North worked together to create this concept.
It should be self-explanatory but we are not professional photographers so it shows the following:
What society thinks I do – Get people jobs and set up desks
What my parents think I do – Make money
What my friends think I do – sit at my desk and make calls.
What other healthcare professionals think I do – the glamourous raised toilet seat and other equipment orders.
What I think I do – well, we are obviously superheroes!
What I really do – Rehabilitate clients…and lots of paperwork!”
Exp. vs. Reality notable entry – WDHB
Exp. vs. Reality notable entry – HBDHB
Exp. vs. Reality noteable entry – NDHB
Photo + Caption Competition -Winner – Allison Scofield. “Occupational Therapy to me is about creating an opportunity for a person to be themselves. What’s meaningful to one person is not meaningful to another. This little garden gate in the middle of this overgrown garden looks like nothing to someone else, but for the person who built it, it signalled a point in his rehabilitation that he could do what he always does… build.
I feel so privileged as an OT to be able to see someone attempt and achieve something that is “real life”. It’s not stacking cones or using a pin board, it’s swinging a hammer and feeling great when it lines up the head of the nail (well for me it is).
Meaningful activity is a word we throw around and sounds a bit ‘old school ‘, but really it’s just doing stuff that makes us feel like ourselves again, even if it’s just for 10 minutes. OT’s are amazing in that our job enables people to do just that. That’s why this little garden gate is so amazing.”
Photo + Caption Competition – Notable Entry – Hawke’s Bay DHB. “I love being an OT because:
Of this remarkable group of dedicated professionals. The Hawke’s Bay DHB OTs work with people age 0 -100+ and lead the way in truly relationship focussed care & practice.”
CCDHB – Bunting made by patients
CCDHB – Morning tea
CCDHB – Morning tea pt. 2
CCDHB – Harakeke flowers made by patients
CCDHB – Morning tea pt. 3
ADHB OT Team
ADHB OT Team with Graphics!
CPOT – “We have enjoyed celebrating OT week at Child’s Play OT. Especially loved wearing the lovely badges! We had some fun on the equipment, a shared lunch and lots of OT worksheets”
CPOT Picture 2
CPOT PIcture 3
Waikato DHB – “At ICAMHS Hamilton we have enjoyed giving our colleagues an opportunity to engage in a variety of sensory experiences this week”
World OT Day – Shared by WFOT Delegate Tracey P
“Happy World Occupational Therapy Day celebrations! My colleagues and I have been engaged in healthy occupations which have definitely improved our well being. I hope you have too.”Shared by WFOT Delegate Tracey P
Cubro – “And the winning entry for the Hospice OT Yarn Bombing Challenge is… @CranfordHB Hospice! Well done on an exceptional display of creativity. Thanks once again to all teams that took part, its been a fun challenge to support”
“Something simple for OT week shared with my team today – badges to spark conversation! – The shiny round one is My OT Graduation Badge received back in 1998 from the University of Pretoria, South Africa – it has the Canadian Model of Occupational Performance (before CMOP-E) overlayed by the university’s crest. Wearing with pride, and might not take it off! Oh and by the way, “Arbeidsterapie” means Occupational Therapy in South African Dutch/ Afrikaans!”
Afternoon tea for OT Week at the Hutt Hospital pic 6
Afternoon tea for OT Week at the Hutt Hospital pic 5 with Matua Rackie
Afternoon tea for OT Week at the Hutt Hospital pic 4 with Whaea Iris
Afternoon tea for OT Week at the Hutt Hospital pic 3
Afternoon tea for OT Week at the Hutt Hospital pic 2
Afternoon tea for OT Week at the Hutt Hospital
Cake Competition – TDHB
OT Week Badge + World OT Day Tag from the Hutt Hospital OT Week afternoon tea!
Shona Paterson “Siobhan has been busy at my work today putting up our OT week display. She designed the border, chose all the pictures, wrote out all the signs, chose the font, centred and printed everything.”