Occupational Therapy Services

The main focus of occupational therapy intervention is to facilitate and enable clients to achieve maximum independence and safety in their daily living skills. Occupational Therapy considers the impact of physical, cognitive and psychological impairment on activities of daily living.

Occupational Therapists (OTs):

  • Are responsible for facilitating safe and timely discharge to the most appropriate destination.
  • Assess clients of all ages, address relevant difficulties with daily living activities, life roles and access to home facilities.
  • Recommend and arrange supply of equipment (excluding mobility aids) to promote safe discharge and complete home assessments to arrange modifications when indicated.
  • Provide comprehensive hand therapy assessment, intervention and education

Other services include:

  • Discharge planning
  • Acitivities of Daily Living (ADL) assessment and training
  • Home assessment and modifications
  • Prescribing equipment
  • Upper limb assessment and management (splint/strengthening)
  • Scar management (including burns)
  • Pressure care assessment and education
  • Cognitive assessment and retraining
  • Referral to relevant community agencies

An inpatient occupational therapy service is provided to all wards of University Hospital Geelong. This service covers a wide range of clinical areas including; surgical, medical, orthopaedics, neurology, paediatrics and emergency.

The Occupational Therapy department also offers an acute outpatient specialised hand therapy service for traumatic hand injuries and elective hand surgery.

Contact
  • Address:

    University Hospital Geelong
    Allied Health, level 2, Bellerine Street, Geelong 3220

  • Contact Hours:

    8am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. Weekend service to RAPU/ED/Ortho

  • Car Parking:

    Metered parking available on street

  • Phone Number:

    03 4215 0862

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.