Occupational Therapy

Launceston General Hospital

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy is a health profession that focuses on assisting clients to regain and maintain independence with daily living and life skills. Occupational Therapists are trained to assist people to overcome limitations caused by injury or illness, psychological or emotional difficulties, developmental delay or the effects of aging. Their goal is to assist each individual to move from dependence, maximizing personal productivity, well being and quality of life.

The Service provides assessment and intervention for inpatients, outpatients and Community clients. It provides equipment to clients through the Northern Community Equipment Scheme to assist clients with maintaining independence.

Outpatient services include:

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation;
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation;
  • Spinal Case Management; and
  • Individual consultations as referred for a wide variety of diagnostic groups.

Community Outreach includes:

  • Home assessment;
  • Home modifications;
  • Falls risk assessment;
  • Equipment prescription / provision;
  • Education;
  • Occupational Health and Safety; and
  • Services to Community Agencies as required.

Community Outreach and Outpatient services are provided on a referral basis only. Referrals can be made by the individual, family members, Community agencies, other Allied Health staff and Medical Practitioners.

Opening Hours: 8.00am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday (closed Public Holidays)

Telephone: (03) 6348 7222

The Occupational Therapy Unit is located on Level 2 of the Launceston General Hospital.