Expanded roles for therapy assistants

Staff being trained to take on more duties to ease load of physio and occupation therapists

There is a move to get support staff to physiotherapists or occupation therapists to take on more skilled duties, in much the same way nurses are trained to perform some roles done by doctors.

Take Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH), where more therapy support staff now perform tasks previously handled by only occupational therapists or physiotherapists after job roles were expanded three years ago.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 30, 2018, with the headline 'Expanded roles for therapy assistants'. Print Edition | Subscribe