Services

Allied Health

Allied Health clinicians are an integral of the healthcare team providing support of a person's diagnosis, recovery and quality of life. Allied Health clinicians work with others to ensure and increase a person's independence, self care and mobility, with a focus on reducing the risk of complications in chronic conditions or after injury or illness. Allied Health clinicians undergo university level training in their field of expertise and are committed to life long learning, undertaking supervisory support and professional development.

Eastern Health Allied Health includes the professions of dietetics, language services, exercise physiology, neuropsychology, clinical psychology, health psychology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, podiatry, social work, speech pathology and spiritual care. There is a strong commitment to service improvement and research supporting care provided.

Allied health services are provided at each Eastern Health site and clinical program – with allied health clinicians working in the emergency departments, acute, subacute and mental health inpatient services, community rehabilitation, community health, outpatient clinics and in the home. Allied Health Assistants work under the supervision of Allied Health clinicians to deliver care.