Occupational Therapy

Who we are

Occupational therapists work with infants, children, adolescents and their families using a holistic and child-centred approach and a bio-psychosocial model of care. We assess a child’s strengths and challenges and how their sensory, cognitive, motor and social-emotional skills foster participation and engagement in their world.

The PCH Occupational Therapy department is part of the Allied Health service.

Services we provide

  • We promote children’s participation in life (play and leisure, self-care, friendships, school and vocation) despite illness, injury or disability 
  • Using developmental and play-based frameworks, we assess children’s ability to cope and manage the challenges of being in hospital. Our role is to advocate and support children to minimise the impact of pain, procedures and traumatic experiences
  • We are trained to assess and adapt the physical and sensory environments to optimise a child’s function in hospital, their safe transition to home and their participation in the community
  • We aim to optimise children’s ability to function independently across their day, promoting a sense of achievement and self.

We are based at PCH’s Allied Health Suite, on Level 4, which has interview rooms, therapy rooms, speciality rooms and a multi-function sensory room.

Referrals

Our services are available to both PCH inpatients and outpatients.

Location

Allied Health Suite – Clinic L on Level 4

Best lifts to use: Pink 

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Hours

Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm

Contact

Phone: 6456 2222 (PCH switchboard)