Albury Wodonga Health has over 50 Occupational Therapists employed in a range of clinical, managerial and non-clinical roles (Education, Quality and Research).
We are passionate about providing contemporary and innovative occupational therapy services that enable people of all abilities to engage in the occupations they find meaningful.
To find out more view here (YouTube link to AWH Occupational Thearapy 2.14min)
What Does an Occupational Therapist Do?
For further information please see Occupational Therapy Australia
Who We Care For
The AWH Occupational Therapy (OT) Department provides occupational therapy services across the majority of clinical areas within AWH including:
- Acute admitted services at Albury and Wodonga Hospitals
- Sub-acute Admitted services at Wodonga Hospital: Inpatient Rehabilitation and Geriatric Evaluation and Management (GEM) Service
- Health Independence Programs: Community Rehabilitation, Specialists Clinics, Cognitive, Dementia and Memory Service (CDAMS), Care Coordination team
- Rural Allied Health Team
- Transitional Care Program
- Palliative Care Service
- Albury Outpatients: Hand therapy
- Albury Community Health: Paediatrics
- Adult Community Mental Health
- Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service
- Older Person’s Mental Health Service
- Inpatient Adult Mental Health: Kerferd Unit (Wangaratta) and Nolan House (Albury)
- Mental Health Residential Support Programs
- Pain Management Program
Spotlight on one of the innovative programs Occupational Therapists deliver at Albury Wodonga Health in a multidisciplinary team
Occupational Therapists working in the Kids Early Action Program in Schools team (KEAPS) provide early intervention mental health services in public and other independent schools across the North East of Victoria. They work alongside teachers, families and children in the lower primary years, delivering early intervention mental health group programs. School staff are also offered professional development sessions on a range of child mental health and development topics, as well as consultation about managing challenging behaviours in the classroom. Understanding and addressing children’s sensory and developmental needs are a large part of what the Occupational Therapists do in this team, so that the children involved in the program can participate in their roles of student, friend and family member in meaningful ways.
How do I access Occupational Therapy at Albury Wodonga Health?
Referrals can be made by GP clinics and community health care providers. Self-referrals for Community Rehabilitation are also accepted through our “Single Point of Entry” service
P: 02 6051 7433
Occupational Therapy Manager
P: 02 6058 4592
F: 02 6058 4520
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 5.00 pm