Occupational Therapy - Rehabilitation Outpatients - Shoalhaven Hospital


What the service is

Centre-based, outpatient rehabilitation based at Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital.

What we do

Goal centred intervention in Group or 1 on 1 sessions focused on improvement of functional tasks and retraining of daily activities following admission to hospital/recent illness.

What to expect

An initial appointment will be made following referral for a comprehensive assessment of your injury and discussion of an ongoing treatment plan. There may be a delay between receipt of referral and initial appointment due to the number of referrals received by this service.

Who should access this service

Patients requiring ongoing rehabilitation following a recent hospital admission or decline in health status and who have been referred by their treating health professional for Occupational Therapy intervention.

How to access this service

Referral from a treating health professional, GP or specialist is required to access service

What to bring

Your referral (if not sent by treating health professional) and any reports relevant to your injury.

Contact Information

Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital
Scenic Dr,
Nowra NSW 2541
02 4423 9320

Monday to Friday 
8:00am - 4:00pm 

How to get there, including by public transport

This outpatient clinic is located within the grounds of Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital. Access to the facility can be gained off Scenic Drive or Shoalhaven Street 

Car parking

Available onsite at Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital (main carpark), outpatient carpark located off Shoalhaven street (driveway next to preschool) or surrounding streets. Please note time limits apply in some parking areas.

Advice for disabled in getting to the service 

Access to the outpatient reception can be gained via the main hospital entrance and utilisation of the lift from the main corridor to lower level. Alternatively access can be gained via parking in the outpatient carpark located off Shoalhaven street (driveway next to preschool) and entering directly into lower level.

For more information on transport options for Shoalhaven Hospital or visit NSW Public Hospital Parking and Directions website or download the HosPark App from App Store or Google Play

Our Staff

Head of Discipline - Occupational Therapy

Kate Andersen is the Head of Discipline for Occupational Therapy and Diversional Therapy. She also provides leadership to the equipment loan pools across the District. Kate brings a vast variety of clinical experience to the role, with almost 20 years within the local area.

The team of Occupational Therapists work in partnership with clients to maximise independence in their activities of everyday life, enhance safety and optimise their quality of life. Services are provided in hospitals, community health centres and in the home environment.