Occupational Therapy

(Patient Services, Long Term Care and Rural Health)

Occupational therapy is a health profession that assists clients with the skills for the job of living. Occupational therapists recognize that changes in your health (due to illness or injury) or other lifestyle changes (e.g. loss of a job, change of home environment) impact all areas of your life. Such changes mean that you may not be able to perform all your occupations (taking care of yourself, participating in paid or unpaid work, or enjoying your leisure activities) as easily as you did before. An occupational therapist can assist in learning new ways to perform your occupations and allow you to maintain/restore your independence.

Occupational Therapy programs are offered in several branches of Western Health. Within the Patient Services and Long Term Care/Rural Health branches, service is available in Corner Brook, Stephenville-Stephenville Crossing, Port aux Basques, Bonne Bay and Port Saunders. All programs operate from Monday to Friday, 8:00 – 4:00 or 8:30 – 4:30. A summary of occupational therapy programs throughout the region is provided here.

Corner Brook

Acute Physical Medicine, WMRH

Inpatient services to orthopaedic, medical, surgical, palliative, ICU, and ALC units.  Outpatient service to Orthopedic Central Intake program, part-time. Outpatient service for acute management of medical/surgical conditions as available.

637-5683

Rehabilitation Unit 

An 8 bed unit which offers a team approach to intensive rehabilitation for CVA clients, orthopaedic clients, amputees, etc.

637-5596

Long Term Care /

Restorative Care

Extended care services including seating and positioning assessments for the long term residents of Corner Brook Long Term Care.  Includes a 14 bed Restorative Care Unit focused on restoring function to enhance discharge potential for patients with extended acute admissions.

637-3999

Ext 3516 or 3524

Stephenville/ Stephenville Crossing

Long Term Care 

Extended care services including seating and positioning to the residents of Bay St. George Long Term Care Center.

646-5800 ext 219

Acute Care 

Acute inpatient and outpatient services to Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital including medical, surgical and orthopaedic consults.

643-5111 ext 303

Port aux Basques

Long Term Care 

Extended care services to the 30 long term care residents of Dr. Charles Legrow Health Centre.

695-4507

Acute Care (Inpatient, Ambulatory Care and Home Care)

Inpatient and outpatient services to Dr. Charles L. Legrow Health Center and catchment area. Also provides the Community Support (home care) OT service in the catchment area.

695-4507

Outreach to Burgeo

The Port aux Basques occupational therapist travels approximately 3-4 times per year to Burgeo to provide Long Term Care admission assessments and consultations as well as community services.

 

Bonne Bay / Port Saunders

Long Term Care 

Extended care services to the long term care residents of Bonne Bay Heath Care Center and Rufus Guinchard Health Center.

458-2211

Ext 249

Acute Care (Inpatient, Ambulatory Care and Home Care)

Inpatient and outpatient services to Bonne Bay Health Center, Rufus Guinchard Health Center and catchment areas. Also provides the Community Support (home care) OT service in the catchment area.

458-2211

Ext 249

Please note that there are other occupational therapy programs within Western Health that are not encompassed in the Patient Services or Long Term Care/Rural Health branches.  These include mental health, community services to the Corner Brook/Bay of Islands area as well as occupational and ergonomic services for employees. Please browse the website for more complete descriptions of these services within their respective branches.