We offer clinical psychology and neuropsychology services tailored to the needs of each patient and their family. Our psychologists are able to assess, diagnose and treat a range of psychological, emotional and behavioural issues that may be impacting your overall wellbeing.
Clinical Psychology Services are currently available in the following areas:
- Palliative care
- Cancer care
- Orthopaedic physiotherapy screening clinic
- Paediatric outpatients
- Rehabilitation and Geriatric assessment management units.
Neuropsychology Services are currently available in the following areas:
- Geriatric assessment and management unit
- Rehabilitation unit
- Memory clinic.
Common reasons for referral
- Increased anxiety, depression and anger
- Pain management
- Grief and loss associated with changes in health
- Sleep difficulties
- Phobias preventing treatment (e.g. needle phobia)
- Adjusting to a serious or chronic illness or disease
- Understanding medically unexplained physical symptoms
- Assessment and treatment of difficulties affecting children, such as social, emotional, communication, learning, memory and behavioural difficulties (paediatric psychologist)
- Assessment of cognitive functioning to assist with differential diagnosis, future care or discharge planning, rehabilitation planning, and assessment of decision making capacity (neuropsychologist).
How to access this service
No external referrals are accepted for psychology services. You can only access this service if you have been referred by a hospital clinician.
For outpatients, 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.
If you are an inpatient, the psychologist will endeavour to make contact with you as soon as possible during your stay.
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