Occupational Therapy: Southcare
At Southcare we are a team of experienced Occupational Therapists based at the Sutherland Hospital in the Southcare Building. Southcare is the Aged and Extended Care Service of the Sutherland Hospital.
We currently provide a free service to residents of the Sutherland Shire who are either aged or disabled and living in the community, we see adults over 18 years of age. We do not see NDIS clients, DVA Gold card holders or those who reside permanently in a nursing home.
What we do
We assess clients in their own home and community with the aim of improving their safety and independence. This can include:
- Falls assessment and education
- Recommend specific home modifications and equipment to support safety and independence within the home and to support the carer
- Assessment for equipment to prevent pressure injury and to promote healing of existing pressure injuries.
We make referrals to other health professionals and work as part of a team to help achieve the best health outcomes for our clients.
We visit people in their own homes in the community.
Our team is based at Southcare, 126 Kareena Road, Miranda 2228. The Southcare building is situated of The Sutherland Hospital site.
How to refer to a Southcare Occupational Therapist:
If you are over 65 years of age, please contact My Aged Care on 1800200422 and request an Occupational Therapy assessment.
If you are under 65 years of age and not receiving assistance from the NDIS, please contact Southcare Intake on 95407956 and request to make a referral.
Once we receive your referral, you will be placed on a waiting list and contacted as soon as an appointment is available.