Our Occupational Therapy service provides a range of services focused on restoring normal body functions to promote health and wellbeing, independence and productivity.
Our Occupational Therapists promote health and well being through 'occupation'. Occupation refers to our daily activities and how we use our time.
The primary goal of Occupational Therapy is to enable people to participate in their activities of daily living ranging from personal care and domestic tasks, to community, employment, leisure and recreational activities.
We care for people who are in hospital, have been to hospital or need to come to hospital for:
- General medicine - diagnosis, special medicine and oncology
- Neurosciences - stroke, neurology, neurosurgery
- Surgery - orthopaedics, general surgery, plastics and trauma
- Hand therapy
- Community Therapy Services
- Falls and Balance Clinic
- Cognitive Dementia and Memory Service
- Chronic Pain Clinic
Our Occupational Therapy service works across the hospital's City and Royal Park Campuses and at a person's home.
How to access this service
Hospital staff may discuss your eligibility for this service during your visit. Your GP will fax your referral to the hospital.
Once we receive the referral, we will contact you.
If there is a waiting list, we will advise you what to do.
What to bring
Every time you come to hospital
Every time you come to hospital for a test, day procedure, surgery or treatment, you should bring:
- Medicare card
- Health Care card (if you have one)
- Concession card (if you have one)
- Adverse drug alert card (if you have one)
- Medications you are currently taking, including any that you have bought without a prescription
- X-ray films, scans, ultrasounds or any other test results you have which are related to your procedure
- Private health insurance card (if you want to use it)
- Aids (glasses, hearing aid, walking frame)
For a clinic appointment
If you come for a clinic appointment, you should also bring:
- Your appointment letter
- Any special items listed on your letter
- Your appointment book
- TAC or Workcover claim number
In a medical emergency, call 000. If you are feeling unwell, see your local GP or go to your local hospital Emergency department for help.