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Cairns Hospital Occupational Therapy Referrals

Cairns Hospital provides Occupational Therapy services to adult inpatients and outpatients Monday to Friday with hours of operation 7:30am to 4:00pm daily.  After hours and weekend service are provided to the Medical Assessment Unit.  A limited weekend service is also provided to the orthopaedic ward.


Referrals can be made directly to the ward Occupational Therapist via Patient Flow Manager, or by phone.  Referrals can only be accepted from health professional staff.


Outpatient services are provided for paediatrics, lymphoedema, vascular, burns and hand therapy referrals.

Referrals for outpatient Occupational Therapy may be received from:

  • Medical/Nursing/other Allied Health staff within Queensland Health
  • General Practitioners

Please be aware that the Occupational Therapy department is busy and a waiting list does exist. All eligible referrals are prioritised via a triage process, and patients will be contacted with an available appointment time by phone.

Last updated: 7 November 2014