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Occupational Therapy

Find assessment and management information on Occupational Therapy conditions at:

Emergency Immediate transfer to the Emergency Department

If you believe your patient requires immediate attention please phone 000 or refer your patient to the emergency department.

Are you referring to the right service?

Currently occupational therapy in Metro South does not host a general outpatient clinic. Only the specific clinics below are available for referrals from general practitioners following consideration of the relevant criteria. Occupational therapy recommends GPs contract a private occupational therapy service or NGO for  general  occupational therapy referrals . Please see Occupational Therapy Australia for more resources.

Urgent referrals Arranging urgent review

To arrange an urgent review, please phone the relevant hospital’s switchboard and ask to speak to a senior clinician of the relevant service.

Clinics/services

Adult

Clinic locations

FacilityClinics/services
Beaudesert HospitalHEWT Clinic and Vascular Therapy Clinic
Logan HospitalHEWT Clinic and Vascular Therapy Clinic
Princess Alexandra HospitalDriving Assessment and  Multidisciplinary Cancer-related Lymphoedema Clinic
QEII Jubilee HospitalHand Clinic and Vascular Therapy Clinic
Redland HospitalHand Clinic

Out of scope services

MSH Occupational Therapy outpatient services are not equipped to complete functional assessments for patients' National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) applications:

  • We are unable to provide a report for accessing the NDIS indicating how your patient’s disability impacts on their mobility/motor skills; communication; social interaction; learning; self-care; and self-management.
  • Please advise your patient that they may need to seek a private provider to complete this assessment and report.  If your patient is receiving community services – we recommend they seek advice from an allied health professional from their provider. Your patient can contact the National Disability Insurance Agency to gain further advice on the following number: 1800 800 110. They may also wish to contact the NDIS Local Area Coordinator – Carers Queensland on 1800 242 636.

Notes

  • A change in patient circumstance (such as condition deteriorating, or becoming pregnant) may affect the urgency categorisation and should be communicated as soon as possible.
  • Please indicate in the referral if the patient is unable to access mandatory tests or investigations as they incur a cost or are unavailable locally.

Out of catchment

Metro South Health is responsible for providing public health services to the people who reside within its boundaries. Special consideration is made for patients requiring tertiary care or services that are not provided by their local Hospital and Health Service.  If your patient lives outside the Metro South Health area and you wish to refer them to one of our services, inclusion of information regarding their particular medical and social factors will assist with the triaging of your referral.

Last updated 10 November 2022