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NSW Osteoarthritis Chronic Care Program Service Directory

Central Coast Local Health District

Gosford and Wyong Hospitals

Orthopaedic Waitlist Program

Allied Health Outpatients, Level 4, Gosford Hospital

OACCP Coordinator: Sara Mitchell and Nicola Davies
Phone: Gosford: 02 4320 2673 / 2645
Wyong: 02 4394 8217
Fax: 02 4320 2488
Email: Sara.mitchell@health.nsw.gov.au
Nicola.davies@health.nsw.gov.au

Days of operation: Monday – Wednesday, 8am – 4:30pm

Eligibility

For people who have been placed on the waiting list for elective joint replacement surgery in the Central Coast Local Health District, or for patients that have been referred by an orthopaedic surgeon.

Service provided
  • Multidisciplinary team includes:
    • Physiotherapist
    • Dietitian
    • Occupational therapist
    • Administrator.
  • Intervention provided:
    • Comprehensive assessment, intervention and education with MDT
    • Land based exercise class
    • Hydrotherapy exercise class
    • Prescription of home exercises
  • Common referrals:
    • MDT referrals within hospital (including OT) and hospital based programs
    • Community services (Get Healthy, Better Health Management, Stepping On)
    • Hydrotherapy
Outreach

Wyong

Far West Local Health District

Broken Hill Health Service

Integrated Care for People with Chronic Conditions

Thomas St, Broken Hill NSW 2880

OACCP Coordinator: Position not filled
Phone: (08) 8080 1729 | 0408 840 430
Fax: (08) 8088 5930
Email: Georgina.Drewery@health.nsw.gov.au

Days of operation: Monday – Friday: 8am – 4:30pm

Eligibility

People from the Far West Local Health District elective joint replacement waitlist. Referrals accepted via GP for OA knee and/or hip.

Service provided
  • Intervention provided:
    • Comprehensive assessment, intervention and education with coordinator
    • Land based exercise class
    • Prescription of home exercises
  • Common referrals:
    • OT for home modifications and referral to ‘Stepping On’
    • Dietitian for assessment
    • Community programs - Get Healthy, Falls Prevention
    • Community classes, Aqua Fit, Thai Chi
Outreach

Service covers Menindee, Wilcannia, White Cliffs, Tibooburra, Ivanhoe, Balranald, Dareton and Wentworth.

Hunter New England Local Health District

Armidale Rural Referral Hospital

Armidale Osteoarthritis Chronic Care Program

Rusden Street, Armidale NSW 2350

OACCP Coordinator: Gemma Model
Phone: (02) 6776 9674
Fax: (02) 6776 4774
Email: HNELHD-ARMPHY@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au Gemma.Model@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au

Days of operation: Wednesday: 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Eligibility

OA Knee - patients on the surgical waitlist and GP referrals for conservative measures.

Service provided
  • Multidisciplinary Team provide a 45-min group education class at the beginning of each exercise class during the 6-week program (Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab model)
    • Pharmacist
    • Physiotherapist
    • Dietitian
    • Podiatrist
    • Nurse
  • Intervention provided:
    • Comprehensive assessment, intervention and education with coordinator
    • 6-week land based exercise class followed by education sessions with MDT
    • Prescription of home exercises
  • Common referrals:
    • GP as required
    • Dietitian for assessment
    • Hydrotherapy referral
    • Community services (Get Healthy, community exercise groups)
Outreach

Planning to assist Inverell District Health Service and Glen Innes District Hospital to set up and link in for education via telehealth. Patient would be initially assessed by coordinator or physio at Early joint replacement clinic and attend outreach services for group exercise program. Patients to use telehealth for education component.

Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District

Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital

Shoalhaven Osteoarthritis Chronic Care Program

Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital, Shoalhaven St, Nowra NSW 2541

OACCP Coordinator: Clare Eastment

Phone: OACCP front desk: (02) 4423 9272
Physio department: (02) 4423 9283
Mobile: 0436 659 115
Fax: 02 4423 6183
Email: Clare.eastment@health.nsw.gov.au

ISLHD-Shoalhaven-OACCP

Days of operation: Monday, Thursday, Friday, 8am - 4:30pm

Eligibility

On waitlist for TKR and THR and residing in Shoalhaven

Service provided
  • Multidisciplinary Team includes:
    • Dietitian
    • Social Worker
    • Occupational therapist
    • Administration
  • Intervention provided:
    • Comprehensive assessment, intervention and education with MDT
    • 3-week land based exercise program
    • Group education class
    • Prescription of home exercises
  • Common referrals:
    • Referral to MDT within hospital (OT, Diabetes inpatient Dietitian, SW)
    • Community services (Get Healthy, My Aged Care, physio at community gyms)
Outreach

St Georges Basin, Milton-Ulladulla to follow


Wollongong Hospital

Osteoarthritis Chronic Care Program

Loftus St (main entrance), Wollongong NSW 2500

OACCP Coordinator: Emily Mayze

Phone: 02 4253 4591
Fax: 02 4253 4504
Email: ISLHD-Wollongong-OACCP@health.nsw.gov.au

Days of operation: Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:30pm

Eligibility

Patients on the surgical waitlist for hip and knee replacement (Category C)

Direct referrals from TWH orthopaedic consultants

Service provided
  • Multidisciplinary Team includes:
    • Physiotherapist
    • Dietitian
    • Social Worker
    • Occupational therapist
    • Administration
  • Intervention provided:
    • Comprehensive assessment, intervention and education with MDT
    • Land based exercise class
    • Group education class
    • Prescription of home exercises
  • Common referrals:
    • Referral to MDT within hospital (OT, Diabetes inpatient Dietitian, SW)
    • Hydrotherapy exercise class
    • Community services (Get Healthy, My Aged Care, Chronic pain services)
    • Referral to local gym that offers subsidised gym membership for 3-months
Outreach

Shellharbour Hospital for group classes

Mid North Coast Local Health District

Coffs Harbour Health Campus

Enhanced Management Orthopaedic Surgery (EMOS)

345 Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450

OACCP Coordinator: Andrew Wong

Phone: (02) 6656 5277
Mobile:
Fax: (02) 6656 7687
Email: andrew.wong5@health.nsw.gov.au

Days of operation: Monday – Friday, 8am – 4:30pm

Eligibility

Elective surgical waiting list AND conservative management referrals from GP for knee and hip OA.

Service provided
  • Multidisciplinary Team includes:
    • Dietitian
    • Occupational therapist
    • Administration
  • Intervention provided:
    • Comprehensive assessment, intervention and education with MDT
    • Land based exercise class
    • Group education class with Coordinator and Dietitian
    • Prescription of home exercises
  • Common referrals:
    • General physiotherapist in hospital
    • Community services (Falls Prevention classes, Stepping On, GP, Get Healthy)
Outreach

Temporary funding until June 2019 for once a fortnight outreach service to Macksville Hospital with Coordinator and Dietitian (OT position to be filled)


Port Macquarie Base Hospital

Osteoarthritis Chronic Care Program

Wrights Road, Port Macquarie NSW 2444

OACCP Coordinator: Andrea Cartwright

Phone: (02) 5524 2159
Mobile: 0467 770 203
Fax: (02) 5524 2139
Email: mnclhd-pmbh-oaccp@health.nsw.gov.au

Days of operation: Wednesday, Thursday, alternate Friday, 8am – 4:30pm

Eligibility

For people who are on the waitlist for elective hip or knee joint replacement. Referrals will also be accepted from general practice for people not on the waitlist but who require chronic care interventions for their osteoarthritis.

Service provided
  • Multidisciplinary Team includes:
    • Physiotherapist
    • registered nurse
    • Dietitian
    • Administration
  • Intervention provided:
    • Comprehensive assessment, intervention and education with MDT
    • Hydrotherapy exercise class (2x/week)
    • Prescription of home exercises
  • Common referrals:
    • MDT referrals within hospital (including OT)
    • Community services (exercise classes, hospital based programs e.g. Stepping On)
Outreach

Laurieton once a month, Kempsey three times every 2 months

Murrumbidgee Local Health District

Griffith Base Hospital

Osteoarthritis Chronic Care Program

1 Noorebar Ave, Griffith 2680

OACCP Coordinator: Nadine Quarifa

Phone: (02) 6969 5648
Fax: (02) 6969 5849
Email: Nadine.quarisa@health.nsw.gov.au

Days of operation: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 8:00am-4:30pm

Eligibility
Patients on surgical joint replacement list at Wagga Wagga, will also accept conservative referrals for OA management from physiotherapy or GP

Service provided
  • Intervention provided:
    • Comprehensive assessment, intervention and education with Coordinator
    • Prescription of home exercises
  • Common referrals:
    • Dietitian in Wagga Wagga OACCP program
    • Hospital based programs - Balance classes, Stepping on
    • Nepean chronic pain program Community services - exericse classes
  • Outreach

    MDT outreach to support OACCP coordinator at Griffith Hospital


    Wagga Wagga Health Service

    Osteoarthritis Chronic Care Program

    Edward Street, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650

    OACCP Coordinator: Position not filled

    Phone: (02) 5943 2450
    Fax: (02) 5943 2475

    Days of operation:Monday - Friday: 8am – 4:30pm

    Eligibility

    For people who are on the elective surgical waitlist for knee or hip replacement. Also direct referrals from orthopaedic specialists.

    Service provided
    • Multidisciplinary Team includes:
      • Dietitian
      • Physiotherapist panel across MLHD
      • Coordinator/ Physiotherapist at Griffith Base Hospital
      • Administration
    • Intervention provided:
      • Comprehensive assessment, intervention and education with MDT
      • Hydrotherapy exercise class (2x/week)
      • Prescription of home exercises
    • Common referrals:
      • MDT referrals within hospital (including OT)
      • Community services (exercise classes, hospital based programs e.g. Stepping On)
    Outreach

    MDT outreach to support OACCP coordinator at Griffith Hospital

    Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District

    Nepean and Blue Mountains Hospitals

    Multidisciplinary Orthopaedic Clinic (MDOC)

    13 -29 Gascoigne Street, Penrith 2750

    OACCP Coordinators: Sharon Hammad

    Contact

    Phone: (02) 4734 1646
    Fax: (02) 4734 4812
    Email: Sharon.Hammad@health.nsw.gov.au

    Days of operation: Monday - Friday: 8am - 4:30pm

    Eligibility

    For people on the Nepean Hospital waiting list for elective joint replacements only, other referrals not accepted.

    Service provided
    • Multidisciplinary Team includes:
      • Physiotherapist
      • Dietitian
      • Occupational therapist
      • Social worker
      • Clinical nurse specialist
      • Administration
    • Intervention provided:
      • Comprehensive assessment, intervention and education with MDT
      • Land based exercise class
      • Prescription of home exercises
    • Common referrals:
      • MDT referrals within hospital (women’s physio, social work)
      • Community services (Stepping On, Heart moves, CALM)
      • Hydrotherapy pools
      • Lower limb physiotherapy class
    Outreach

    Blue Moutains (1 x / month)No

    Northern NSW Local Health District

    Grafton Base Hospital

    Osteoarthritis Chronic Care Program/ Knee and Hip Arthritis Service (KAHAS)

    Arthur Street, Grafton NSW 2460

    OACCP Coordinator: Jane Linton and Mark Rosser

    Phone: (02) 6641 8770
    Email:Jane.Linton@health.nsw.gov.au

    Mark.Rosser@ncahs.health.nsw.gov.au

    Days of operation:Grafton: Monday- Friday, Maclean (Community Health): Tuesday and Wednesday

    Eligibility

    For people with OA of the knee or hip

    - GP or specialist referral accepted for conservative and pre-surgical treatment

    - All patients placed on the waitlist for knee and hip replacement surgery at Grafton Base Hospital.

    Service provided
    Multidisciplinary Team includes:
    • Physiotherapist
    • Intervention provided:
      • Comprehensive assessment, intervention and education with coordinator
      • Land based exercise class
      • Hydrotherapy with coordinator
      • Prescription of home exercises
    • Common referrals:
    • Referrals to other disciplines (general counsellor, OT, physiotherapist, CDMP, Dietitian)
    Outreach

    Some outreach services also provided at Maclean, Yamba and Iluka Community Health

    Lismore Base Hospital

    Knee and Hip Arthritis Service

    PO Box 419, Lismore, New South Wales, 2480

    OACCP Coordinator: Karen Drew & Matt Hanely

    Phone: (02) 6620 2967

    Mobile: 0427 283161

    Fax: (07) 5506 7578

    Email: Karen.Drew@health.nsw.gov.au u

    Matthew.Hanley@health.nsw.gov.au

    Days of operation: Monday to Friday 8.00am-5.00pm

    Eligibility

    On a NNSWLHD waiting list for joint replacement surgery:

  • - Primary and revision total knee and
  • - hip joint replacement surgery including, uni-compartmental joint replacement
  • - Category ‘C’ waitlisted clients
  • Referrals for clients not on a waiting list for surgery will be accepted directly Orthopaedic Specialists, and from General Practitioners.

    Service provided
    • Intervention provided:
      • Comprehensive assessment, intervention and education with coordinator
      • Hydrotherapy exercise class (2x/week)
      • 6-week land based exercise class
      • Group education class
      • Prescription of home exercises
    • Common referrals:
      • Referral to community based MDT via GP EPC care plan (exercise physiologist, psychologist)
      • Referral to hospital services - Outpatient Physiotherapy, Hydrotherapy, Pain Clinic, High risk anaesthetic clinic, MDT (Diabetes educator, Social Work, Psychology, Exericse Physiology, Dietitian)
      • Referral to community services - Stepping On, CHEGS
      • Referral to community based MDT via GP EPC care plan (exercise physiologist, psychologist)
    Outreach

    Nil


    Tweed-Byron Health Service Group

    Specialised Osteoarthritis Screening (SOS) Clinic

    Florence St, Tweed Heads, 2485

    OACCP Coordinator: Evan Bryant

    Phone: (07) 5506 545
    Fax: (07) 5506 7578
    Email: Evan.Bryant@ncahs.health.nsw.gov.au

    Days of operation: Monday - Wednesday: 8:30am – 4:30pm

    Eligibility

    Patients with evidence of hip/knee OA conservative management (using a pre-waitlist model).

    Service provided
    • Intervention provided:
      • Comprehensive assessment, intervention and education with coordinator
      • Hydrotherapy exercise class (2x/week)
      • 6-week land based exercise class
      • Group education class
      • Prescription of home exercises
    • Common referrals:
      • Community based MDT via GP EPC care plan (exercise physiologist, psychologist)
      • Hydotherapy pool
    Outreach

    Nil

  • Northern Sydney Local Health District

    Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital

    Osteoarthritis Chronic Care Program

    Burdett Street, Hornsby NSW 2077

    OACCP Coordinator: Daniel Richardson

    Phone: (02) 9463 1860
    Fax: (02) 9463 1058
    Email: NSLDH-NBHS-OACCPPhysio@health.nsw.gov.au

    Days of operation: Monday – Thursday: 8am to 4:30pm

    Eligibility

    On waitlist for TKR or THR at Hornsby Hospital. Referral by Hornsby Hospital Orthopaedic Surgeon/registrar/physiotherapist for conservative management of diagnosed hip or knee OA. Referred by RNS ortho clinic and living in Hornsby area.

    Service provided
    • Multidisciplinary Team includes:
      • Dietitian
      • Occupational therapist
      • Social worker
      • Administration
    • Intervention provided:
      • Comprehensive assessment, intervention and education with MDT
      • Prescription of home exercises
    • Common referrals:
      • Referral to MDT, local physiotherapy for other musculoskeletal problems, diabetes educator
      • Community services (Get Healthy, Falls program at Hornsby)
      • Hydrotherapy pools
      • Mind Spot (Macquarie University)
    Outreach

    No


    Northern Beaches Hospital

    Osteoarthritis Chronic Care Program

    Outpatient Clinic, Ground Floor, 105 Frenches Forest Road (West), Frenchs Forest 2086

    OACCP Coordinator: Won Jun Lee

    Phone: (02) 9105 5020 or (02) 9105 5021
    Email: Won.Lee@healthscope.com.au

    Days of operation:

    • Wednesday: 8:30am-3:30pm, Friday: 11am-1pm
    Eligibility

    For public patients on the waitlist for elective hip or knee joint replacement at NBH. Referrals are accepted from NBH orthopaedic surgeons and rheumatologists for conservative management.

    Service provided
    • Multidisciplinary Team includes:
      • Rheumatologist
      • Physiotherapist
    • Intervention provided:
      • Comprehensive assessment, intervention and education with MDT
      • Prescription of home exercises
    • Common referrals:
      • Referral to MDT including Dietitian, Social Worker and Occupational Therapist
      • Community services (Get Healthy, Stepping On in Mova Vale)
    Outreach

    No


    Royal North Shore Hospital

    Osteoarthritis Chronic Care Program

    Reserve Road, St Leonards NSW 2065

    OACCP Coordinators: Carin Pratt

    Phone: (02) 9463 1860
    Fax: (02) 9463 1058
    Email: NSLHD-NBHS-OACCPPhysio@health.nsw.gov.au

    Days of operation: Monday - Friday: 8am - 4:30pm

    Eligibility

    For people on the waitlist for elective hip or knee joint replacement at RNSH or Ryde Hospital. Referrals accepted from RNSH orthopedic surgeons and rheumatologists.

    Service provided
    • Multidisciplinary Team includes:
      • Rheumatologist
      • Dietitian
      • Occupational therapist
      • Social worker
      • Orthotist
      • Physiotherapist
      • Administration
    • Intervention provided:
      • Comprehensive assessment, intervention and education with MDT
      • Prescription of home exercises
    • Common referrals:
      • Arthritis NSW group classes (land and water)
      • Hospital outpatient services (hydrotherapy at Ryde)
      • Community services (Stepping On, Falls Prevention, Healthy Lifestyle exercise classes)
      • Creation of Chronic Disease Management Plan (CDMP)/Team Care Arrangements (TCA) for access to Allied Health Professionals in the community
    Outreach

    No

    St Vincent’s Health Network

    St Vincents Hopital

    St Vincent's Hospital Osteoarthritis Chronic Care Program

    170 Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

    OACCP Coordinator: Alisia (Kish) Jedrzejczak

    Phone: (02) 8382 3346
    Fax: (02) 8382 3345
    Email: Alisia.Jedrzejczak@svha.org.au

    Days of operation: Wednesday, 8:30am - 12pm

    Eligibility

    Patients on the waiting list for elective hip and knee replacement.

    Service provided
    • Multidisciplinary Team includes:
      • Dietitian
      • Occupational therapist
      • Physiotherapist
      • Administration
    • Intervention provided:
      • Comprehensive assessment, intervention and education with MDT
      • Prescription of home exercises
    • Common referrals:
      • Community services (Stepping On)
      • Podiatrist in high risk foot clinic
      • Pain clinic via GP referral
    Outreach

    No

    South Eastern Sydney Local Health District

    Prince Of Wales Hospital

    Osteoarthritis Chronic Care Program

    Level 1, High Street Randwick 2018

    OACCP Coordinator: Karen Leen

    Phone: (02) 9383 2850
    Fax: (02) 9382 2868
    Email: Karen.lee3@health.nsw.gov.au

    Days of operation:

    Wednesday and Thursday: 8am - 4:30pm

    Eligibility

    Patients currently on elective hip and knee joint replacement waiting list.

    Service provided
    • Multidisciplinary Team includes:
      • Dietitian
      • Clinical nurse consultant
    • Intervention provided:
      • Comprehensive assessment, intervention and education with MDT
      • Land based group exercise class
      • Hydotherapy classes
      • Prescription of home exercises
    • Common referrals:
      • Community exercise programs
      • Referrals to other MDT within hospital
    Outreach

    Norfolk Island


    The Sutherland Hospital

    Osteoarthritis Chronic Care Program

    The Kingsway, Caringbah NSW 2229

    OACCP Coordinator: Erica Morgan

    Phone: (02) 9540 8300
    Fax: (02) 9540 7717
    Email: Erica.morgan2@health.nsw.gov.au

    Days of operation:

    Monday-Wednesday 8am-2pm, Thurs 8am-4pm

    Eligibility

    For people with hip or knee osteoarthritis from the Sutherland and St George areas.

    Blanket referral from orthopaedic waiting list for THR and TKR, referrals from GP's, specialists and allied health also accepted.

    Service provided
    • Multidisciplinary Team includes:
      • Physiotherapist
      • Dietitian
      • Occupational therapist
      • Administration
    • Intervention provided:
      • Comprehensive assessment, intervention and education with MDT
      • Land based group exercise class
      • Prescription of home exercises
    • Common referrals:
      • Community exercise
      • Stepphing On
      • Get Healthy NSW
      • Leisure centres and local hydrotherapy/ pool options
    Outreach

    St. George Hospital

    South Western Sydney Local Health District

    Bowral and District Hospital

    Bowral Osteoarthritis Chronic Care Program

    Mona Rd, Bowral 2576

    OACCP Coordinator: Holly Furness

    Phone: (02) 4861 0298
    Mobile: 0457 559 633
    Fax: (02) 4861 0251
    Email: Holly.Furness@health.nsw.gov.au | Kejal.dave@health.nsw.gov.au | SWSAHS-OACCPatBDH@health.nsw.gov.au

    Days of operation:

    Monday: 1:30-3:30pm, Thursday: 9-11am, Review appointments are made Ad Hoc – up to 3 days per week

    Eligibility

    Surgical waiting list for elective hip and knee. Nil referrals accepted for conservative management

    Service provided
    • Multidisciplinary Team includes:
      • Physiotherapist
      • Administration
      • Allied Health Assistant
    • Intervention provided:
      • Comprehensive assessment, intervention and education with MDT
      • Group education class
      • Group exercise class
      • Prescription of home exercises
    • Common referrals:
      • Referrals to services within hospital (Diabetes clinic)
      • Community services (Stepping On, Able and Stable, Get Healthy, Smoking cessation program, My Aged Care)
      • GP referrals using Mental Health and EPC care plans
    Outreach

    No


    Fairfield Hospital

    Fairfield Orthopaedic Hip and Knee Service (FOHKS)

    Corner Prairievale Road and Polding Street Prairiewood NSW 2176

    OACCP Coordinator: Danella Hackett

    Phone: (02) 9616 8155 | Danella: (02) 9616 8587 | Susan: (02) 9616 8836
    Mobile: 0434 327 104 (Susan)
    Fax: (02) 9616 8583
    Email: Danella.Hackett@sswahs.nsw.gov.au | Susan.Dietsch@sswhas.nsw.gov.au

    Days of operation:


    Monday to Thursday - 8am - 4pm; Friday - 8am -3.30pm
  • Campbelltown Initial Clinic Fortnightly Monday 8.30am -12pm
  • Fairfield Initial Friday 8.30am-12pm
  • Individual initial Appointments and Reviews completed at other times such as appointments required
  • Eligibility

    For people who are on the waitlist listed for primary elective total knee or hip replacement surgery. Referral is through submission of admission form for joint replacement surgery at Fairfield Hospital.

    Service provided
    • Multidisciplinary Team includes:
      • Registered nurse
      • Administration
    • Intervention provided:
      • Comprehensive assessment, intervention and education with MDT
      • Group education
      • Prescription of home exercises
    • Common referrals:
      • Referrals to services within hospital (Diabetes clinic)
      • Community services (Stepping On, Able and Stable, Get Healthy, Smoking cessation program, My Aged Care)
      • GP referrals using Mental Health and EPC care plans
    Outreach

    Fairfield staff see Macarthur area patients at Campbelltown hospital

    Southern NSW Local Health District

    South Eastern Region Hospital - Bega

    Bega Osteoarthritis Chronic Care Program (OACCP)

    4 Virginia Drive, Bega 2550

    OACCP Coordinator: Monique Strelnikow

    Phone: (02) 6491 9811

    Mobile: 0436 932 077

    Fax: (02) 6491 9686
    Email: Monique.strelnikow@health.nsw.gov.au

    Days of operation:

    Monday, Tuesday (1-4:30pm); Thursday, Friday (9:00-4:00pm)

    Eligibility

    On surgical waitlist for elective hip and knee replacement at Bega Hospital, nil conservative referrals

    Service provided
    • Multidisciplinary Team includes:
      • Dietitian
      • Occupational therapist
      • Social worker
      • Pharmacist
      • Exercise physiologist
      • Allied health assistant
    • Intervention provided:
      • Comprehensive assessment, intervention and education with MDT
      • Land based group exercise classes
      • Group education
      • Prescription of home exercises
    • Common referrals:
      • Get Healthy, Falls Prevention physiotherapy
    Outreach

    Cooma and Eurobodalla health services

    Sydney Local Health District

    Canterbery Hospital

    Osteoarthritis Chronic Care Program

    The Arthritis & Osteoporosis Centre. Ground Floor, Shops 1-3, 502-518 Canterbury Road, Campsie NSW 2194

    OACCP Coordinator: Andrew Wood

    Phone: (02) 9562 5699
    Email: SLHD-CanterburyAOC@health.nsw.gov.au
    Andrew.Wood2@health.nsw.gov.au

    Days of operation: Mon-Fri, 08:30am - 16:00pm

    Eligibility

    Patients on the waiting list for elective total hip or knee replacement. Referrals from Rheumatologists and Orthopaedic Surgeons for conservative management also accepted.

    Service provided
    • Multidisciplinary Team includes:
      • Rheumatologist
      • Psychologist
      • Podiatrist
      • Dietitian
      • Occupational therapist
      • Administration
    • Intervention provided:
      • Comprehensive assessment, intervention and education with Coordinator and MDT
      • Prescription of home exercises
      • Group sessions: hydrotherapy, group education with MDT
    • Common referrals:
      • Community based exercise programs

    Outreach

    No


    Concord Hospital

    Osteoarthritis Chronic Care Program

    Building 87 Concord Repatriation Hospital

    OACCP Coordinator: Priya Gnanakumaran

    Phone: (02) 9767 7931
    Mobile: 0421 546 752
    Email: Priya.Gnanakumaran@health.nsw.gov.au

    Days of operation: Monday – Friday; 8:30am-4pm

    Eligibility

    Patients on the waiting list for elective hip and knee replacement. Accepting patients referred from Rheumatology for conservative management of OA.

    Service provided
    • Multidisciplinary Team includes:
      • Rheumatologist
      • Psychologist
      • Podiatrist
      • Dietitian
      • Occupational therapist
      • Administration
    • Intervention provided:
      • Comprehensive assessment, intervention and education with MDT
      • Prescription of home exercises
    • Common referrals:
      • Community based podiatrist, orthotic shoe referrals
      • Outpatient physiotherapy department (mostly Concord or Westmead) for individual or group exercise classes
      • Community based exercise programs (Stepping on, Thai Chi)
      • Private gym referrals
    Outreach

    No


    Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

    Osteoarthritis Chronic Care Program

    57-59 Missenden Road, Camperdown, New South Wales 2050

    OACCP Coordinator: Fred Menz

    Phone: (02) 9515 9360 (RPA physio dept)
    Fax: (02) 9515 9380 (RPA physio dept)
    Email: frederick.menz@health.nsw.gov.au

    Days of operation: Monday – Friday; 8:30am-4pm

    Eligibility

    Surgical wait list and primary care referral for osteoarthritis of hip and knee.

    Service provided
    • Multidisciplinary Team includes:
      • Rheumatologist
      • Clinical Psychologist
      • Physiotherapist
      • Nurse
      • Dietitian
      • Occupational therapist
      • Exercise physiologist
      • Administration
    • Intervention provided:
      • Comprehensive assessment, intervention and education with MDT
      • Hydotherapy group class
      • Land based group exercise class
    • Common referrals:
      • Community based exercise programs (Stepping on, Stay active and healthy)
    Outreach

    No

    Western NSW Local Health District

    Bathurst Base Hospital

    Joint Partners - Osteoarthritis Chronic Care Program

    Howick St, Bathurst NSW 2795

    OACCP Coordinator: Sandra Hamer

    Phone: (02) 6330 5100
    Email: sandra.hamer@health.nsw.gov.au

    Days of operation: New patients on Tuesday; 8am-430pm

    Review appointments on Friday; 8am-430pm

    Eligibility

    For people on the Bathurst Hospital waiting list for elective hip and knee joint replacement surgery OR have been referred by an orthopaedic surgeon for patients with BMI > 40kg/m2 (conservative).

    Service provided
    • Multidisciplinary Team includes:
      • Registered nurse
      • Occupational therapist
      • Allied health assistant
      • Administration
    • Intervention provided:
      • Comprehensive assessment, intervention and education with MDT
      • Group education class
      • Prescription of home exercises
    • Common referrals:
      • Healthy Lifestyles group
      • Referral to allied health via GP EPC care plan
      • Medical referrals as needed (e.g. cardiologist, rehabilitation physician within hospital)
      • Community groups (My Aged Care, Get Healthy)
      • Outpatient physiotherapy in other hospitals
    Outreach

    No


    Orange Health Service

    Orange Health Service Osteoarthritis Chronic Care Program

    1530 Forest Road, Orange NSW 2800

    OACCP Coordinator: Anders Gustaf Jansson & Susan Simpson (cover for Amy Archer until July 2020)

    Phone: (02) 6369 7308

    Fax: (02) 6360 1774
    Email: amy.archer@health.nsw.gov.au AndersGustaf.Jansson@health.nsw.gov.au

    Days of operation: Tuesday: 1:30pm - 3:30pm

    Eligibility

    Invitation from the elective total knee replacement amd total hip replacement waiting list.

    Service provided
    • Multidisciplinary Team includes:
      • Physiotherapist
      • Dietitian
      • Occupational therapist
      • Nurse
      • Administration
    • Intervention provided:
      • Comprehensive assessment, intervention and education with MDT
      • Group exercise class
      • Prescription of home exercises
    • Common referrals:
      • Get Healthy
      • Community services such as exercise groups
    Outreach

    Outreach done by Telehealth outreach services using VOMPS (virtual outpatient musculoskeletal physiotherapy service) - part of WNSWLHD

    Western Sydney Local Health District

    Auburn Hospital

    18/20 Hargrave Rd, Auburn NSW 2144

    OACCP Coordinator: Natalia Ghosn

    Phone: (02)8890 5568

    Email: Natalia.Ghosn@health.nsw.gov.au

    Days of operation: TTuesday - 9:30am- 4pm, Friday - 8am-4pm (MDT clinic, exercise & education class)

    Eligibility

    Individuals with hip and knee OA where OA is the primary cause of their condition. Accept GP referrals for conservative management, specialist referrals and surgical waitlist.

    Service provided
    • Multidisciplinary Team includes:
      • Rheumatologist
      • Dietitian
      • Physiotherapist
    • Intervention provided:
      • Comprehensive assessment, intervention and education with MDT
      • Land based or water based exercise class
      • Dietitian education program concurrent with exercise class
      • Prescription of home exercises
    • Common referrals:
      • NSW Health services - Get Healthy, Stepping On
      • Hospital services - Falls education at Westmead, outpatient Physiotherapy
      • Community services such as exercise groups
      • Private Rheumatology or Rheumatology clinic
    Outreach

    Clinic in Aluburn; Group classes taking place at Westmead Hosp

    Ramsay Health Care

    Hunters Hill Private Hospital

    Osteoarthritis Management Program

    9 Mount St Hunters Hill NSW 2110

    OACCP Coordinator: Hans Lee and Janice Ho

    Phone: (02) 8876 9300 or (02) 8876 9447
    Mobile: 0420 426 652
    Fax: (02) 8876 9436
    Email: oamp.hhp@ramsayhealth.com.au

    Days of operation: Monday - Friday: 3pm - 9pm

    Eligibility

    Referral from general practitioner or orthopaedic specialist. Patient with 'Rehabilitation' item cover on their health fund – No out-of-pocket costs.

    Service provided
    • Multidisciplinary Team includes:
      • Physiotherapist
      • Rheumatologist
      • Dietitian
      • Occupational Therapist
      • Psychologist
    • Intervention provided:
      • Comprehensive assessment, intervention and education with MDT
      • Hydrotherapy classes
      • Land based group exercise classes
    • Common referrals:
      • Community services and other Hospital programs for ongoing chronic disease management if required

    Mt Wilga Private Hospital

    Osteoarthritis Management Program

    66 Rosamond Street Hornsby 2077

    OACCP Coordinator: Victor Popiolkiewicz

    Phone: (02) 9847 5015
    Fax: (02) 9847 5089
    Email: popiolkiewiczv@ramsayhealth.com.au

    Days of operation:

    • Once a month clinic on Tuesday from 8am - 5pm
    • Treatment Monday, Wednesday - Friday from 1:30pm - 4:30pm
    Eligibility

    Patients with OA of the hip/knee with a referral from their GP or Orthopaedic specialist.

    Service provided
    • Multidisciplinary Team includes:
      • Physiotherapist
      • Exercise Physiologist
      • Dietitian
      • Occupational Therapist
      • Rheumatologist
      • Pharmacist
    • Intervention provided:
      • Comprehensive assessment, intervention and education with MDT
      • Group based education session with members of MDT
      • Land based session with EP/PT
      • Hydotherapy classes
    • Common referrals:
      • Healhty Lifestyles group
      • Referral to allied health via GP EPC care plan
      • Medical referals as needed (e.g. cardiologist, rehabiliation physician within hospital)
      • Community groups (My Aged Care, Get Healthy)
      • Outpatient physiotherapy in other hospiatls

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