Our occupational therapists help you get back to daily living. We focus on restoring your normal function which includes participation in meaningful activities such as:
- daily living and personal care
- instrumental activities of daily living and household duties
- work or study
- recreational or leisure activities.
Our Occupational Therapy Service is provided across the hospital and your home. We aim to promote your health, wellbeing and functional independence through:
- hand therapy
- splinting; static and dynamic
- scar management
- oedema (swelling) management
- activities of daily living assessment and retraining
- cognitive and perceptual assessment and retraining
- home assessment and environmental audits
- functional assessment
- prescription of assistive devices
- activity pacing and work simplification
- upper limb assessment and retraining
- instrumental Activities of Daily Living (ADL) assessment and retraining
- joint protection and positioning
- pressure injury prevention.
How to access this service
To access this service, your GP or medical practitioner will need to send a referral letter to the hospital.
If there is a waiting list, you will receive a confirmation letter and be advised on what to do next. If there is no waiting list, you will receive an appointment booking letter or we will contact you to arrange a suitable time for your appointment.
What to bring
- Your Medicare card
- Private health insurance card (if you have one)
- Health Care Card and/or concession card (if you have one)
- Current medications (prescription, over the counter and herbal medicine)
- Relevant x-rays, scans or any other test results or reports
- Glasses, hearing and mobility aids
- Your appointment letter
- Any special items listed on your letter
- WorkCover claim number (if relevant)
- Snacks, a drink or money to buy refreshments
- Something to read or do while you wait
Location: Level 2, Dr James Mayne Building
Phone: (07) 3646 7100
Fax: (07) 3646 7495
Open: Monday-Friday 7.30am-4.00pm
Occupational Therapy Resources
Find a range of online information and factsheets available.
Need help outside hours?
For non-urgent medical issues call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) or visit your GP.
In an emergency call 000.