Our Services: Allied Health

Occupational Therapy Department

Consistent with the values endorsed by Ramsay Health Care, the Occupational Therapy department at JHC strives for efficient and effective, evidence based practice services with high quality clinical outcomes for patients.

The OT department at JHC provides a wide range of both public & private services at two Ramsay Health hospitals in the Perth metropolitan region (JHC & Glengarry Private Hospital).

Goal of Occupational Therapy - To promote independence and / or maintain functional abilities in activities of daily living, leisure and work. We aim to facilitate safe discharge from hospital.


  • Functional retraining - ADL's and home management tasks

  • Sensory/perceptual/cognitive retraining

  • Seating, posture and positioning

  • Stroke rehabilitation

  • Hand & upper limb rehabilitation pre & post surgical intervention and/or trauma incidents

  • Comprehensive home assessments

  • Equipment provision and education

  • Patient education - precautions & strategies with ADL's post surgical interventions. Provision of comprehensive home programs

  • Group Therapy - falls prevention, activity tolerance, back care, Parkinson’s disease clinic, cardiac program addressing stress management and relaxation techniques, discharge planning group sessions, breakfast and relaxation groups

  • Discharge planning - completion of home assessments and recommendations for community supports. Patient and family education. Provides full Occupational Therapy assessment and treatment intervention as part of the Care coordination team in the Emergency Department.

Who is eligible for services?

  • All inpatients (public and private)
  • Day therapy patients (public outpatients over the age of 65)
  • Private outpatients

Private patients require a doctors referral for compliance with private health fund requirements.

Hours of service: 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday.
Emergency Department Care Coordination Team 8-am-8pm Monday to Friday and 9am-12pm Saturday & Sunday.

Contact details:
Manager: Rebecca Kitching
Telephone: (08) 9400 9433
Email: KitchingR@ramsayhealth.com.au

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