Physiotherapy - Wollongong Hospital - Outpatient Service


What the service is

Hospital based physiotherapy service for non-admitted patients of the Wollongong area.

What we do

Our physiotherapy team works in partnership with our patients to prevent and treat disease and disability optimising physical function in the following areas:

  • Orthopaedics
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Paediatrics
  • Pelvic Health
  • Lymphoedema
  • Hand Therapy

How to access this service

Written referral from General Practitioner (GP), Medical Specialist, Hospital Doctor, Physiotherapist and other specialised health care professionals.

What to expect

  • Individual sessions of goal based therapy with home exercise prescription 
  • Group exercise sessions may be offered for some conditions
  • Learn how to manage your condition independently

What To Bring:

Any recent scan results, appropriate clothing to visualise the area affected, Medicare card, appropriate footwear. Shoes should cover the toes and heel and be well fitting. (No thongs or floppy slippers). Bring any walking aids, glasses and hearing aids if required.

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. 

Additional information

Referrals may be faxed or taken to the centre to make an appointment.

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.