Physiotherapy - Wollongong Hospital - Inpatient Service


What the service is

The Physiotherapy Service for any referred patient at Wollongong Hospital.

What we do

Hospital-based Physiotherapy to help patient recover from their illness or injury.

How to access this service

Referral is made by the hospital staff.

What to expect

Once you have been referred, your Physiotherapist will assess you and together you will work out a treatment plan.

What to bring

If possible, please bring comfortable clothes, good closed in shoes (no thongs or floppy slippers), and a mobility aid if you have one so you can move around the ward and participate in physiotherapy sessions. Please also bring glasses and hearing aids if needed.

Contact Information

Wollongong Hospital,
Block C, Level 5 Loftus Street (Near Crown Street entrance)
Wollongong NSW 2500
02 4253 4500

Monday to Friday 
8:00am - 4:30pm 

How to get there, including by public transport

‘Free Gong Shuttle’ stops in front of the hospital on Crown St and completes a loop from Wollongong Train Station to Wollongong University via Burelli St and Innovation Campus.

Wollongong Train Station is 700m from Wollongong Hospital. 

Car parking

Available on road around the hospital (note 2 hour parking restrictions within close proximity to hospital) or paid car park available off New Dapto Rd. 

Advice for disabled in getting to the service

Patients can be dropped off from one of the temporary parking bays at the Loftus St Entrance.

There is community transport available through Wollongong council that will transport to the service for a small fee. Half price taxi vouchers are also available for pensioners through their GP and the RMS. 

Our Staff

Head of Discipline - Physiotherapy

Anne Smith is the Physiotherapy Head of Discipline for the Illawarra and Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD). She brings 27 years’ experience in Physiotherapy, having worked in a variety of settings including Hospital, community, and private.

Anne is responsible for providing professional leadership of Physiotherapy services across the LHD including Hospital and community based services.

The ISLHD Physiotherapy Department provides a broad range of clinical services and is committed to providing a comprehensive, professional and timely service.