- Orthopaedic injuries and limb weakness.
- Upper and lower limb amputations.
- Joint replacements.
- Spinal injuries (including fractures, fusions, loss of movement).
- Neurological conditions (including stroke, MS, MND, Parkinson’s and Dementia).
- Brachial Plexus.
- Adult Cerebral Palsy.
- Degenerative conditions and terminal illness including cancer and Mesothelioma.
- Associated mild to moderate brain injury.
- Associated mental health.
- Associated visual or hearing impairment.
Clinical Currency Statement
As of June 2022, I am engaged in the role of Occupational Therapist for Newcastle Council for an average of 120 hours per month.
Specific Injuries Experience
As a Occupational Therapist in Newcastle Council, Suzanne is responsible for the ongoing and long-term care, therapy, and equipment needs of those with upper and lower limb amputations, orthopaedic injuries including joint replacements, neurological conditions and terminal and degenerative illnesses.
Suzanne has a proven ability to devise long-term intervention plans that increase an injured person’s ability to carry out activities independently, within their homes as well as in the community. She is responsible for managing their ongoing needs and will work with individuals across a wide age range.
Suzanne is a community based Occupational Therapist and carries out assessments for those with complex long-term needs within private homes and rehabilitation facilities. These assessments cover the individual’s care needs, as well as associated equipment and home adaptation provision. As part of a multi-disciplinary team, she works with adults who have long term substantial physical, neurological or cognitive injuries. Suzanne’s role requires her to create care provision reports and to liaise with Adult Social Care to ensure clients have a care package which fully supports their needs.
Suzanne’s hands-on responsibilities also require her to carry out environmental assessments to establish long-term housing needs, including any associated moving and handling requirements and the provisioning of appropriate adaptations and equipment.
Prior to this, Suzanne worked for North Tyneside Adult Social Care for 8 years where she worked with clients with complex physical, neurological and mental health needs in the community (including care homes and intermediate care settings) as well as carrying out additional community based occupational therapy assessments.
Qualifications and Membership
- BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy, Northumbria University, 2012.
- Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
- Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT).
Care Expert Witness
Jacqueline Webb & Co Limited
Community Occupational Therapist
Community Occupational Therapy Team
North Tyneside Council, Adult Social Care