The OACCP is a multidisciplinary program targeting individuals with hip and knee osteoarthritis which provides evidence based treatment options to reduce pain, improve function and quality of life, and ultimately enable the client to self-manage their injured joints and related health problems more effectively.

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Eligibility

All patients from the elective joint replacement list at RNS and Ryde Hospitals are invited to participate in the program. Referrals are also welcomed from RNSH and Ryde Hospital orthopaedic and rheumatology specialists for patients with a confirmed diagnosis of hip and/or knee osteoarthritis. An extension of the OACCP has now become available to select GP practices within the district.

Referral

Referral forms are accepted for orthopaedic and rheumatology specialists in outpatient clinic rooms and service desks in Ambulatory Care.  All accepted patients into OACCP will then need to provide a GP referral for Medicare billing.

Other Information

This service is geared towards improving pre-surgical management of individuals on elective hip and knee joint replacement lists and to better manage the often complex needs of individuals suffering hip and knee joint arthritis who aren’t appropriate for surgical intervention.

Patient Resources:

Quick Links

Arthritis Australia: www.arthritisaustralia.com.au

Osteoarthritis:  www.myjointpain.org.au and www.healthinsite.gov.au

Australia Dietary Guidelines:  www.eatforhealth.gov.au

Weight loss information: www.8700.com.au and www.measureup.gov.au

Australian Psychological Society: www.psychology.org.au and www.beyondblue.org.au

Advice for quitting smoking:  www.quitnow.gov.au

Patient Reported Measures website:  https://www.aci.health.nsw.gov.au/make-it-happen/prms

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OACCP - Physiotherapy Department, Acute Services Building Level 3 ,
Royal North Shore Hospital ,
St Leonards, NSW 2065

Finding Us: We are situated in Clinic E in Ambulatory Care on Level 3 of the Acute Service Building.

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Monday –Friday 8am-4:30pm.

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Ward direct number:02 9463 1860