Townsville University Hospital offers a comprehensive Occupational Therapy service across the lifespan to support patients through their acute hospital admission, recovery following discharge, or when accessing other specialist outpatient services. Occupational Therapists work closely with medical officers, nursing, and other allied health staff to optimise patient recovery and well-being.
Within the context of the inpatient hospital setting, occupational therapists work to maximise patients’ independence and/or participation in the activities they need and want to perform in their daily lives. The goal is for a smooth, safe and timely discharge, with appropriate follow up and monitoring in the post-acute period. A seamless transition between inpatient, outpatient and community-based services is also an important goal.