Occupational therapy services
- Occupational therapy promotes health and wellbeing through occupation.
- Our primary goal is to enable you to participate in the everyday activities.
What does occupational therapy do?
Occupational therapy focuses on helping you:
- safely maintain independence and function in daily living
- improve and enhance your performance in everyday activities
- prevent functional decline and loss of independence
- facilitate independence and integration in the community
- reduce your reliance on healthcare or social services
- improve your general health, wellbeing and quality of life.
We also educate and train others about functional difficulties, intervention and management.
How we deliver services
We deliver treatment and management plans through:
- training in self-care, self-management, home management and community reintegration
- educating and supporting you, your family and carers
- modifying your environments (home, community) including assessing equipment
- therapeutic procedures (for example, techniques to enhance sensory, perceptual, and cognitive processing; and manual therapy techniques skills).
South – Royal Hobart Hospital and community outreach
Community Outreach team
Provides occupational therapy services to adults living in the community. Referrals can be made by the individual, family members, community agencies and health professionals.
90 Davey Street
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6166 7280
Fax: 03 6173 0399
Acute and Rehabilitation teams
Provides occupational therapy services to inpatients, post-discharge and some outpatient clinics of the Royal Hobart Hospital.
North West – Mersey Community Hospital in-patients
- Assessing your ability to perform daily living tasks.
- Treatment programs.
- Prescribing or adapting equipment (wheelchairs, pressure care cushions, bathing equipment)
- Home assessment visits.
- Assessment of upper limb (arm) function.
- Hand and upper limb (arm) treatment, including splinting.
- Discharge planning (activities to assist patients to get home).
- Referral to and liaison with community service organisations.
- Providing advice to external enquirers on areas of clinical expertise.
- Training Occupational Therapy students.
- Providing information and advice to you, your family and carers.
- We accept written referrals from doctors, nursing staff or other allied health members.
- Referral forms can be accessed in all patient areas and patients must consent to referral.
- Referrals will be followed up within 24 hours of the OT receiving them.