With over 80 occupational therapists employed across a wide range of program areas, Occupational Therapy at Bendigo Health aims to provide timely and accessible services to patients, clients and residents of Bendigo Health.
Occupational therapy focuses on enhancing the independence and safe of clients by enabling them to participate in their chosen occupations so they can live satisfying and meaningful lives. ‘Occupations’ refers to all activities a person engages in such as personal care, household duties, accessing and involvement in the community, work, study and play or leisure.
Occupational therapists assess:
Occupational therapy interventions aim to:
Interventions may be on an individual basis or in a group setting.
For inpatients at Bendigo Health
We accept referrals for inpatients who have been referred internally from Bendigo Health services.
For outpatients and community services
General practitioners should utilise the Victorian Statewide Referral Form (VSRF). A template for GPs is embedded within the Medical Director software.
Referrers external to Bendigo Health should utilise the Connecting Care website http://www.connectingcare.com/ to either complete a referral online or attach a document that can be securely emailed to the Bendigo Health Referral Centre.
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