REHABILITATION SERVICES

Canossa Private Hospital has built a reputation of excellence in providing inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs.

We offer rehabilitation for a range of needs, including:

  • Orthopaedic conditions e.g. following fractures, joint replacement surgery, musculoskeletal conditions, people with a history of falls etc.
  • Neurological conditions e.g. Stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, Motor Neuron Disease and Movement Disorders.
  • General re-conditioning to improve mobility and functional independence after recent illness, pre or post surgery, chronic diseases causing debility and loss of function etc.
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Accommodation

The Rehabilitation Unit has 36 inpatient beds and several large day therapy areas. It is a modern facility in which patients have their own private room.

There are spacious gymnasiums, dining rooms and common areas and a range of other services situated on the Hospital grounds which offer picturesque views of the surrounding Brisbane Valley.

Plenty of onsite parking is available free of charge to visitors and the grounds are well signed to help you find your desired area.

On Admission

On admission you will be welcomed and orientated to the unit by a nurse. The first days of your stay will involve numerous assessments by your admitting doctor, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and other allied health staff as required. An individualized rehabilitation program will then be developed for you using the results of these assessments.

As you progress through your program, you will be closely consulted and involved in your care decision making and planning for discharge.

Program

All rehabilitation programs are managed by a multi-disciplinary team of experienced health professionals which includes:

  • Rehabilitation Physicians/Geriatrician visit regularly to manage medical issues and monitor your progress.
  • Physiotherapy to gain maximum independence in mobility, balance and physical function.
  • Occupational Therapy to improve independence and safety in daily occupations such as self-care and domestic and community activities.
  • Speech Pathology to re-train speech and language as well as provide advice on dietary changes e.g. if swallowing problems are evident.
  • Rehabilitation Nurses to support and reinforce the goals of the program.
  • Dietitian to educate in dietary modification where required.
  • Social Workers to provide comprehensive practical discharge assistance and advice for discharge and beyond.

Therapy sessions are held in the morning and afternoon depending on individual patient needs and ability. Participation by the patient is essential to achieve their rehabilitation goals.

Discharge Planning

The Rehabilitation Team meets weekly to monitor and review your progress.

A home visit may be conducted to enable safe access and independence in the home. This may include minor modifications to your home and the purchase of specialised equipment.

A meeting will be held between the patient, family members (where relevant) and the Rehabilitation Team to discuss future plans.

Discharge will be organised when the rehabilitation goals have been met.

A referral to community services will be made when required e.g. for ongoing therapy, domestic services, community nursing services, meals assistance etc.

At all times, our focus for care decisions and discharge planning is centered on the patient and their individual situation. Decisions are therefore a collaborative effort with the patient’s specific needs our top priority. 

What to Bring

  • Comfortable day clothes and night wear, including toiletries
  • Well-fitting and comfortable closed in shoes with low heels
  • Small amount of money for incidentals (please do not bring large amounts of money or jewellery as Canossa takes no responsibility for their loss).
  • Medications and prescriptions and any medication lists that you may have from your pharmacy.
  • Private Health Insurance Card/DVA Card/Medicare Card/Pension Card/Pharmacy Concession Card/Safety Net card

Outpatient Rehabilitation

Arrival at the designated time is important so that your admission can be processed quickly. It is recommended that you park in the car park out the front of the building for ease of access.

You will be required to attend your scheduled therapies on scheduled days during the week.

You will need to wear comfortable clothes with well-fitting and comfortable closed in shoes with low heels.

Referrals can be made by contacting the unit or directly:

DR PHONG NGUYEN

48 Annerley Road
WOOLLOONGABBA 4102

Ph:   07 3393 2001
Fax: 07 3393 2002

ROS SCHLUTER
ADMISSIONS CO-ORDINATOR

Mob:   0417 784 916
Ph:      07 3717 5577
Fax:    07 3217 0789
Email: roslyn.schluter@ozcare.org.au

DR SAUL GEFFEN

48 Annerley Road
WOOLLOONGABBA 4102

Ph:   07 3393 2001
Fax: 07 3393 2002

DR HOA LU

Suite 203, Ramsay Specialist Centre
GREENSLOPES HOSPITAL

Ph:  07 3114 0484