Subacute bed-based services

Sub-acute bed-based Occupational Therapy services are located at the Kingston Centre and Casey Hospital.

Programs provide in-patient General Rehabilitation, Neuro-rehabilitation and Geriatric Evaluation and Management (GEM) services, as well as Movement Disorder services at The Kingston Centre.

The occupational therapist is part of an interdisciplinary treating team, providing comprehensive assessments and tailored interventions to maximise the quality of life and safety of patients and their caregivers. This is achieved through comprehensive discharge planning, a commitment to patient-centred care, collaborative practice and evidence-based knowledge.

What does Occupational Therapy offer?

We promote health and well-being by facilitating participation in occupations that provide a rhythm and purpose in life.

By providing a tailored assessment of occupational performance and barriers to discharge, we enable regular, purposeful and meaningful therapy, facilitating effective and person-centred discharges.

Specialised areas of focus:

  • Assessment of patient’s participation in daily activities,  considering individual needs, environment and overall capacity
  • Cognition, including delirium and dementia assessment, and neurological symptoms
  • Perception and sensory performance
  • Pressure care
  • Falls prevention strategies
  • Seating
  • Assessment of the home and community environment to assist with discharge planning
  • Assessment and facilitation of NDIS plans
  • Assessment and referral to My Aged Care

Specialised therapy provision

  • Individual functional re-training, purposeful and targeted to individual needs
  • Upper limb therapy utilising evidence-based approaches to facilitate recovery and participation in desired occupations
  • Implementation of strategies to mitigate and improve cognitive and executive function
  • Provision of equipment
  • Modification of the home environment
  • Identification of required services such as personal care, home help, meal provision
  • Provision of pressure care strategies, and/or equipment (cushions and mattresses)
  • Group therapy to facilitate occupational performance in day-to-day activities
  • Facilitation of community access and participation
  • Family and carer training in preparation for discharge home
  • Movement Disorders program (Kingston)
  • Neurological rehabilitation


  • Occupational Therapists are located on each sub-acute ward.
  • Referrals must be made to Occupational Therapy bed-based services via the Electronic Medical Record.  Urgent referrals should be followed up by a phone call to the relevant clinician.
  • If you have any questions regarding Occupational Therapy bed-based services, please contact the Occupational Therapist on the ward, or the relevant Occupational Therapy manager.