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Cairns Hospital Occupational Therapy

General Services

Inpatient services include but not limited to:

  • Activities of daily living (ADL) assessment and retraining
  • Activity-based therapy to maximise independence
  • Advice on pressure care
  • Application to appropriate government agencies to obtain subsidised equipment
  • Assessment and equipment recommendations
  • Cognitive / perceptual assessments and retraining
  • Hand Therapy
  • Home assessments
  • Oedema and scar management for both chronic and trauma related conditions
  • Oncology services
  • Paediatric services for developmental delays

Outpatient services include but not limited to:

  • Compression garments and appropriate intervention for oedema and scarring
  • Education to improve quality of life
  • Exercise programs to facilitate recovery
  • Hand Therapy including custom fabrication of splints
  • Oncology services such as lymphoedema and fatigue management
  • Paediatric for learning difficulties and developmental assessment

Last updated: 7 November 2014