McKellar Centre Occupational Therapy

The Inpatient Rehabilitation Centre (IRC) and the North Geelong Community Rehabilitation Centre (CRC), both based at the McKellar Centre, provide patient/client centred Occupational Therapy services within a multidisciplinary team.

The focus of Occupational Therapy intervention is to facilitate maximum independence and safety with daily living skills considering the patient/clients physical, cognitive and psychological functioning.

An Occupational Therapy service is provided to all wards of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Centre, including Neurological, Orthopaedic, GEM, Trauma and Palliative Care.

The North Geelong Community Rehabilitation Centre (CRC)  provides community based Occupational Therapy services for Neurology, Orthopaedics,  Amputees, Trauma Rehabilitation, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, and Post Polio Services.

Occupational Therapists (OTs) in IRC:

  • Assess clients, address relevant issues with daily living activities, access to home environment and discharge planning.
  • Work within a multidisciplinary team to facilitate safe and timely discharge to the most appropriate destination.
  • Recommend and arrange supply of equipment (excluding mobility aids) to promote safe discharge.
  • Complete home assessments and arrange modifications when indicated.
  • Refer to relevant community agencies.

Occupational Therapists in the North Geelong CRC work with clients to address difficulties they may be having in the following areas:

  • Activities of daily living
  • Upper Limb function
  • Cognition (Thinking Skills)
  • Life roles (school/work/driving)
  • Home environment
  • Leisure/recreation

Contact
  • Address:

    45-95 Ballarat Road, North Geelong

  • Car Parking:

    Available onsite

  • Phone Number:

    03 4215 5200

Traditional Owners

We, Barwon Health, acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land, the Wadawurrung people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the Elders both past and present.