Our team members include doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and social workers. They design and implement programs to enable patients to achieve the higher level of independence in both the hospital setting and on return to home, work and leisure pursuits.
Weekly Case Conferences of Specialists, Nursing and Rehabilitation staff are conducted to assess each patient's program and progress. Family conferences are available by arrangement if required.
Occupational therapy is a treatment and rehabilitation method that aims to get you back to everyday life and work after an injury, disability, or illness. The research driven, evidence based and holistic approach occupational therapists take means that patients are given their best shot at reaching their goals of participating in everyday life, activities and work.
Our occupational therapists can prescribe devices and therapy equipment that further enable you to safely and independently participate in the activities that are important to you.
Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. They maintain health for people of all ages, helping patients to manage pain and prevent disease.
Physiotherapists will start by performing an assessment to understand your main problems and how they can help you. A treatment plan will then be developed after understanding your goals and how you would like to be helped. Treatments may involve ‘hands on’ manual therapy, exercise therapy or education for self-management of conditions. Hydrotherapy or gym-based exercise programs may also be incorporated into your treatment plan.
Hydrotherapy is a water-based treatment often used in conjunction with other therapies for the gentle relief of pain. Warm water exercises help strengthen muscles, reduce pain and improve balance and flexibility.
Our hydrotherapy service is accessible for people of all abilities, with a gentle slope access and handrails throughout. The pools are maintained at a therapeutic temperature range of 32-34°C and are supervised at all times to ensure ongoing safety.
A social worker is available to rehabilitation inpatient. Their involvement as part of the multidisciplinary rehabilitation team may include:
- Individual counselling
- Family therapy
- Psycho-social assessment
Resources and information are provided to assist patients and their families to make informed decisions regarding their future care, rehabilitation and other needs.
On discharge, referrals are made where necessary, to appropriate community services, follow-up support and counselling services.
Our dietitians help you make choices that result in better health and prevent or treat illness. They work closely with you to help optimise recovery following hospitalisation and can provide a range of interventions both before and after your hospital visit.
Our speech pathologists are highly skilled in listening to and communicating with you before creating a treatment plan specific to your needs and outcome requirements; assessing, diagnosing and treating in a holistic way to reach a desired communication goal.
Our speech therapists work closely with patients who have communication and swallowing difficulties following a stroke, brain injury, Parkinson’s disease and other ailments and injuries that affect swallowing, speech and language ability.