What is Allied Health ?
Allied Health professionals are an integral part of the healthcare team providing support of a person’s diagnosis, recovery and quality of life. They work alongside doctors and nurses to ensure and increase a person’s independence, self care and mobility, with a focus on reducing the risk of complications in chronic conditions or after injury or illness.
Our Allied Health Services
Most of our allied health teams provide care to patients throughout our hospital departments as well as in inpatient, outpatient, community and rural settings.
Some of our Allied Health Services are:
Dietetics and Nutrition
As experts in nutrition, our Dietitians provide education and practical support to enable patients to make dietary choices that will maximise their health and wellbeing.
Our Occupational Therapists play a critical role in helping people of all ages to overcome the effects of disability caused by illness, aging or accident so that they can carry out everyday tasks or occupations and participate in the activities of everyday life.
Our Physiotherapists aim to restore a person’s function, maximising their mobility and health and minimising their dysfunction.
Our Psychologists provide assessment and intervention for patients who develop emotional, behavioural and/or cognitive issues secondary to their medical condition, illness or injury or where such issues are impacting on their health improvement.
The primary aim of the Podiatry Clinic is to decrease preventable lower limb amputations, reduce hospital length of stay and improve rehabilitation outcomes in relation to foot and lower limb pathology.
Social Workers are members of the treating team and provide a broad range of generalist and specialist services including: counseling, care coordination and guidance regarding: diagnosis and illness management, treatment and recovery processes and referral information.
Speech Pathologists provide assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management to children and adults needing help with communication and/or swallowing.