Physiotherapy – Physiotherapists are highly qualified health professionals who work in with their patients to help them get better and stay well. We work closely with GPs and other health clinicians to plan and manage your treatment. We assess, diagnose, treat and prevent a wide range of health conditions and movement disorders. We also help to repair damage, reduce stiffness and pain, increase mobility and improve your quality of life. Physiotherapy can also help with breathing problems. Our physiotherapy team services hospital inpatients, community outpatients and aged care. We operate from Sale, Maffra, Loch Sport and home visits.
Exercise Physiology – Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) are university qualified professionals that design, deliver and evaluate safe and effective exercise therapy for individuals with medical conditions, injuries or disabilities. Our Exercise Physiology team services community outpatients and aged care. We operate from Sale and Maffra.
Podiatry and Foot Care – Our Podiatrists and Foot Care Team are involved in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of the feet and lower limbs. They treat conditions including ingrown toenails, heel and arch pain, skin problems, balance issues and sprains. They can also treat foot problems that arise from underlying medical conditions such as diabetes. Our team currently only provide services to people over 18 years old. Our team operates from Sale, Maffra, Heyfield, Loch Sport and Rosedale, providing community and aged care services.
Occupational therapy is assessment and treatment through the specific use of selected activity for those who are temporarily or permanently disabled by physical or mental illness, or by social or developmental problems.
Speech pathology assesses and manages children and adults who have difficulties with language, speech, swallowing, voice, stuttering or hearing loss. A service is provided to inpatients on doctor’s referral, and to outpatients from 0 – 5 years old and from 18 years onward.
Dietitians consult on the nutrition requirements of inpatients and outpatients following referral. Outpatients who have not been inpatients can be seen in a fee-for-service clinic.
Social workers – Social work is a helping profession dedicated to improving the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities.
CGHS Social Workers provide counselling, support, information, advocacy, and referrals for patients and their families as they adjust to hospital, cope with changed health needs and determine the most appropriate care to meet their needs.
Social Workers focus on the whole person and their social circumstances by advocating for patient and family/carer rights, improving access to care, and ensuring dignity, choice and self-determination.
Who can access our Social Work services?
We offer services to inpatients, outpatients and where appropriate their family members.
CGHS social work department can provide support to people on an outpatient basis.
The Koori Hospital Liaison offers service to the Koori community which enhances the inpatient experience.