Occupational Therapy: The Sutherland Hospital


elderly-couples-hands_4460x4460.jpgThe goal of Occupational Therapy is to enable a person to function within their environment and perform the activities they need or want to do on a daily basis.

At The Sutherland Hospital our Occupational Therapist's work across a whole range of settings including:

Aged care Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Urology
Aged Care Assessment Unit Gastroenterology Vascular
Cardiology General Medicine Rapid Assessment Diagnosis and Intervention Unit (RADIUS)
Critical Care Medicine General Surgery Rehabilitation
Emergency Neurology (including acute stroke unit) Renal
Emergency Department Short Stay Unit (EDSSU) Oncology Respiratory
Endocrine Orthopaedics


Outpatient Services:

Occupational Therapy provides a limited outpatient rehabilitation service primarily for upper limb management and cognitive rehabilitation post stroke. Services include assessments, appropriate treatment and ongoing management and monitoring of progress after discharge from inpatient or community services. An upper limb group is also provided twice a week if deemed appropriate by the treating Occupational Therapist. In the first instance, please call the Occupational Therapy Department to discuss any referrals.



We are located in the Allied Health Outpatient Services on Level 2 of the main hospital building. We are directly next to The Street Café, and opposite the main hospital lifts.

You can find us via both the southern entry to Level 1 from Kareena Rd (via the lift) or from main hospital entrance facing The Kingsway (Level 2).

It is recommended that you ask the therapist whilst booking your appointment if there is anything specific you should bring to your outpatient appointment. Generally it is recommended to bring the following:

  • Imaging/scans
  • Copy of referral
  • Medical reports
  • Medicare card and Identification
  • Wear comfortable clothing

Once we receive your referral, you will be placed on a waiting list and contacted as soon as an appointment is available.

If we think your needs are better met by another service (eg community health) we will help you make a referral.

If you have questions regarding this appointment or if you would like to reschedule or cancel this appointment please call the Occupational Therapy Department on 9540 8300.

Please let us know if you need an interpreter. You can contact us by telephoning the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450. Tell the operator what language you speak and then ask the interpreter to set up a telephone conversation between you, an interpreter, and the healthcare professional you want to speak with.

We are a teaching hospital. You may be asked to be involved in research or for an Occupational Therapy student to be present at your session under the supervision of an Occupational Therapist. 

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