Meet our Staff: Laura Mills, Occupational Therapist

Lady in therapy uniform, she is smiling"My name is Laura and I am a Band 5 Rotational Occupational Therapist working at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust."

"I joined the Trust in January 2023 after relocating to Shrewsbury. I moved to Shropshire at the beginning of 2023 after living in Nottingham all my life. The beautiful countryside and town style locality was a big attraction to me when deciding where I next wanted to live and work."

"I most like the beautiful countryside that Shropshire has to offer. My favourite thing to do on my days off is either to have a lovely walk around Attingham Park, or take a stroll into Shrewsbury town centre to do some shopping and grab a coffee."

"Some of my favourite recommendations of places to go in Shropshire are:  

  • National Trust Attingham Park
  • A day trip to Ludlow  
  • Enjoy a very tasty burger at The Beefy Boys
  • A walk up to the Wrekin"

"When I knew I wanted to relocate to Shrewsbury I spent some time considering where was best to apply for work, and I felt a rotational post at SaTH was most appropriate for me due to the opportunities available and rotation choices."

"Since being at SaTH they have given me a breadth of knowledge and a great variety of rotations in the Trust, and I've even had the opportunity to rotate into Shropshire Community. I worked as a community Occupational Therapist whilst still employed and supported externally by SaTH."

"My rotations since January 2023 here at SaTH have been: Frailty at the front door, Community ICS Shrewsbury, Trauma and Orthopaedics and my current rotation is within the Stroke unit."

"I mostly enjoy the team aspect of working in SaTH and the multi-disciplinary working that occurs daily. The Trust and Therapy team have been so welcoming since I relocated to Shropshire and started within SaTH. There are regular social nights out open to anyone who wants to come."

"I would say to someone applying for a job in SaTH - do it! You will be given lots of opportunities and support as you work through your career."

Fancy joining Laura and the team as a Rotational Occupational Therapist? We are currently recruiting to grow our team - the advert closes on Sunday 21st January at midnight, so be sure to submit your application this week!