Rehabilitation

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St Andrew's offers many types of rehabilitation services at the hospital, both for inpatients and day patients.

Inpatient Rehabilitation

St Andrew’s offers an inpatient rehabilitation service for those recovering from injury, illness or surgery. Our goal is to assist each patient to reach their highest potential level of independence.
 
Patients admitted to St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital's Rehabilitation Unit are achieving better clinical outcomes in a faster timeframe than national benchmark standards.

These national benchmarks are set by the Australasian Rehabilitation Outcomes Centre (AROC) which reports annually on the performance of individual rehabilitation facilities according to changes in patients’ Functional Independence Measure (FIM) and their length of stay in hospital.

The inpatient rehabilitation multidisciplinary team, led by Rehabilitation Specialist Doctors Hoa Lu, Fiona Harris and Phil Aitken, prides itself on delivering a first class service and achieving positive outcomes for their patients.

Benefits of intensive inpatient rehabilitation include:

  • faster recovery time
  • minimised pain and suffering
  • minimised level of injury impairment
  • reduced hospital re-admission rates
  • quicker, safer and more coordinated return home
     
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Day Rehabilitation

St Andrew’s day rehabilitation program allows people to attend therapy sessions at the hospital while living at home. The aim of the day rehabilitation program is for patients to regain their optimum level of independence.

The program is suitable for people who are unable to perform normal daily activities and require a multi-disciplinary team approach to their recovery.

Patients need to be referred to a specialist from our day rehabilitation unit by their GP.

The day rehabilitation team consists of the following medical consultants:

  • Dr Wilbur Chan - Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine Specialist
  • Dr Hoa Lu - Geriatrician
  • Dr Susan Graham - Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Dr Polly Tsai - Rehabilitation Specialist


The following therapies are offered by our multidisciplinary team: 

  • Physiotherapy 
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech pathology
  • Dietician
  • Psychology
  • Exercise physiology 
  • Gender health physiotherapy - specialising in bladder  and bowel continence and lymphoedema management  


Our day rehabilitation programs include:

  • Parkinson’s Program
  • Neurological & Vestibular Rehabilitation (Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, balance impairment and other neurological conditions)
  • "Back in Balance” Falls Prevention Program
  • Orthopaedics Program
  • Reconditioning & Chronic Disease Management

 

For more information about our day rehabilitation programs, please contact:

Day Rehabilitation Unit
(07) 3834 4285 
sawmh-dayrehab@uchealth.com.au

 

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