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Osteoarthritis Chronic Care Program (OACCP) - Ryde and Royal North Shore Hospital

Level 3

Ambulatory Care

Acute Services Building

Royal North Shore Hospital

Reserve Road

St Leonards


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Osteoarthritis Chronic Care Program (OACCP) - Ryde and Royal North Shore Hospital

Contact us

General enquiries: (02) 9463 1860

Referrals phone: (02) 9463 1860

Fax number: (02) 9463 1058


Opening hours

Monday: 08:00 - 16:30

Tuesday: 08:00 - 16:30

Wednesday: 08:00 - 16:30

Thursday: 08:00 - 16:30

Friday: 08:00 - 16:30

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 What we do

The oestoarthritis chronic care progam (OACCP) is a multidisciplinary program targeting people with hip or knee osteoarthritis. We provide evidenced based treatment options to reduce pain, improve function and quality of life, and ultimately enable you to self-manage joint pain and related health problems.

This service is geared towards improving pre-surgical management of individuals on elective hip and knee joint replacement lists and to better manage the complex needs of individuals suffering from hip and knee arthritis who are trying to manage their osteoarthritis without surgery or are not appropriate for surgical intervention.

 What to bring

  • Images or scans
  • List of current medications
  • Referral
  • Completed questionnaires
  • Wear comfortable loose fitting clothes and appropriate shoes for assessments including walking tests
  • Medicare card

 When to visit us

All patients from the elective joint replacement list at Royal North Shore and Ryde hospitals are invited to participate in the program. Referrals are also welcomed from RNSH and Ryde Hospital specialists including orthopaedic, rheumatology and endocrinologist's for patients with diagnosed primary hip or knee osteoarthritis. An extension of the OACCP has now become available to select GP practices within the district.

 How to visit us

 Referral information

  • GP referral
  • Allied health referrals within the NSLHD
  • Medical referral

 Other information

Can transport be organised for people to attend?

Community transport will need to be independently arranged if required.

 Related links

Arthritis booklets:


Osteoarthritis of the knee clinical care standard (consumer fact sheet):


Joint Pain


Arthritis Australia


Arthritis and Osteoporosis NSW


Joint Action Website


Institute of bone and Joint Research


Get Healthy


Mindspot Clinic


Beyond Blue


Dietitians association of Australia


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