Prosthetic Clinic - Port Kembla Hospital
The Prosthetic Clinic is an outpatient clinic at Port Kembla Hospital for people with an amputation of one or more limbs.
The clinic is staffed by a rehabilitation physician, a prosthetist, a physiotherapist, a rehabilitation nurse and a volunteer amputee. The aim of the service is to provide specialised care for amputees. We assess mobility and prescribe new limbs and replacement parts as needed.
The Clinic runs twice or three times a month on a Tuesday, from 9.30am -12:00pm. A GP referral is required.
What to expect
You will be seen by the rehabilitation physician, prosthetist, physiotherapist and nurse.
Consultations times usually take 20-30mins
Note: bring your current prosthesis
Consultations may include
- Assessment - show your walking ability, discuss issues with current prosthesis
- Management - prescribing of a new prosthesis or replacement parts of the old prosthesis e.g. sockets, new foot. Medication needs or wound dressing needs.
- Referral to other clinicians/allied health as required
- Support and counselling for both client and carers.
89-91 Cowper Street
Warrawong NSW 2502
How to get there
Port Kembla hospital is located on Cowper Street. Pedestrians can access the hospital from the main entrance on Cowper street.
There is a bus stop located close to the hospital with the following services available-Premier Illawarra 52, 53 and 54.
Parking is available at the front of the Rehabilitation Outpatients Department - limited spaces are available. Further parking and disabled spots are available at the rear of the Hospital, accessed via Fairfax Road.
Advice for disabled accessing the service
There are disabled parking spots in the car park. The drop off zone at the front door of the hospital can be accessed via the entrance on Cowper Street.
Wheelchair accessible rooms and toilets are in the building.