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Dietetics

Your hospital stay may include a special diet or nutritional requirements. Our Allied Health Department provides you with access to a dietitian.

Dietitians are university-trained professionals who have completed an accredited degree in nutrition and dietetics.

You may need specific advice about nutrition related to or affecting the condition for which you were admitted. Our dietitians are able to consult on adult or paediatric nutrition. They can also discuss nutritional needs for when you return home, either with yourself or with your family or carer.

The hospital also supports specialist outpatient programs for people with diabetes or who have had gastric banding, however there are no general outpatient clinics.

 

Further information

Dietitians Association of Australia

Nutrition Australia

The Heart Foundation

Diabetes Victoria

Diabetes Australia

B. Nutrition & Dietetics, Monash

B. Nutrition & Dietetics, Deakin

AuSPEN

Occupational Therapy

Our team of occupational therapists, allied health assistants and diversional therapists want you to achieve maximum independence.

They use a combination of practical lifestyle-based and therapeutic exercises to help you achieve your goals.

It starts with a consultation so our occupational therapists are able to understand your lifestyle and what you would like to achieve through therapy.

Therapeutic exercises may include simple activities you do at home, such as preparing a meal. Your condition may mean you need to adjust how you tackle such activities.

Before you return home, an occupational therapist may also assess your residence for accessibility and safety. There are numerous devices which can be fitted to ensure you are able to carry on with your daily activities.

 

Hours of operation:

Monday to Friday from 8am-4.30pm

 

Contact details:

Latrobe Regional Hospital Allied Health reception, phone 5173 8383

 

Links

Occupational Therapy Australia

Physiotherapy

 

Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that assesses, diagnoses, treats and works to prevent disease and disability.

Physiotherapists are experts in movement and function and work to help you overcome movement disorders which may have been present from birth, acquired through accident or injury or the result of ageing or life-changing events.

Our team of more than 20 physiotherapists and allied health assistants will work with you to improve your physical function and quality of life.

You may be a patient in any of the medical or surgical units, obstetrics or paediatrics. Outpatients in community rehabilitation programs or from our amputee or specialist clinics or Gippsland Cancer Care Centre also receive physiotherapy.

You’ll be referred for physiotherapy by a doctor or other health professional. On some wards, all patients are routinely seen by physiotherapists.

A physiotherapist will provide you with an initial assessment and treatment. If you need ongoing treatment you will be re-assessed regularly.

Your treatment will occur in the ward or at the physiotherapy gym in the Allied Health Department at Latrobe Regional Hospital and sessions may include hydrotherapy in our pool.

 

Hours of operation:

Monday to Friday from 8am-4.30pm

 

Contact details:

Latrobe Regional Hospital Allied Health reception 5173 8383

 

Links

Australian Physiotherapy Association

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

Prosthetics and Orthotics

Our Prosthetics and Orthotics team provides care for amputees living in the Gippsland region.

It offers a complete range of external prosthetic devices to child and adult limb amputees.

Each device is custom fabricated and fitted to the highest standards using up-to-date component technology, materials and techniques.

Our Prosthetics and Orthotics Department services and repairs prosthetic devices and components and offers a full selection of socks, sheaths, shrinker socks and suspension sleeves.

 

 

Social Work

Counselling and support are provided by Latrobe Regional Hospital’s social work team.

You or your family may need information about issues that may impact on your hospital stay, therapy or discharge.

Our social work staff members will develop a plan for you with input from your family or carer and medical team. The plan may include meeting with family members or referrals to services.

Emotional support and advocacy are provided.

If you are a patient in our rehabilitation units or programs, you will be seen by a member of the Social Work team.

People receiving care and treatment in our acute wards, outpatient programs, Emergency Department or undergoing a day procedure are seen by a social worker on referral.

 

Contact details:

Social Work Manager phone 5173 8383

 

 

 

 

Speech Pathology

Speech Pathology provides care and services to children and adults who have communication and/or swallowing disorders. This includes speech, language, voice, fluency, cognition, paediatric feeding and patients requiring laryngectomy or tracheostomy management.

Latrobe Regional Hospital Speech Pathologists work across services including all acute and sub-acute units, the Gippsland Cancer Care Centre and outpatient multidisciplinary programs.

Paediatric therapy is provided via the Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service.

Specialist Speech Pathology outpatient clinics include:

  • videofluoroscopy (instrumental assessment of swallowing)
  • paediatric feeding
  • laryngectomy
  • voice assessment and therapy
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday 8am-4.30pm
Contact: Allied Health reception on 5173 8383
Further information:

Speech Pathology Australia

Australian Aphasia Association

Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Services

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking for a way to support our community this Christmas?

Proceeds from this year's Christmas Giving Appeal will be used to purchase humidifier machines for our Critical Care Unit. These machines work with oxygen systems to help our patients to breathe easier. 

Can you help us reach the $36,000 target? Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. Click on the Make A Donation link or contact LRH Fundraising on 5173 8577. Thank you for your support!

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General enquiries
For general enquiries to Latrobe Regional Hospital
Telephone: 03 5173 8000 - Fax: 03 5173 8444
Email: enquiries@lrh.com.au

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Emergency Department Telephone: 03 5173 8222
For emergency assistance telephone 000

Mental Health Triage
Single point of entry for referral to Latrobe Regional Hospital
Mental Health Service Telephone: 1300 363 322
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Address
10 Village Avenue, Traralgon West, Victoria, 3844
PO Box 424, Traralgon, Victoria,3844
ABN: 18 128 843 652

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Latrobe Regional Hospital is located on the traditional land of the Gunaikurnai people. We pay our respect to the land this organisation stands on today. We bestow the same courtesy to all other First Peoples, past and present, who now reside in this region.

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