Rehabilitation - Medical
Patient rehabilitation is a team effort which is why the Townsville Hospital and Health Service’s Rehabilitation Service is staffed by clinicians from across allied health, medical and nursing streams. Our staff are committed to achieving the best outcome for our patients, and work together to ensure consistency of patient care.
Patients may require rehabilitation services following conditions such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, amputation, spinal cord injury, neuromuscular injuries, orthopaedic injuries or reconditioning after trauma or major surgery.
Inpatient rehabilitation is undertaken in a ward setting with inpatient beds and an independent living unit (ILU). Our inpatient rehabilitation unit is located in the main hospital block, at the hospital entryway that is opposite Medilink.
Inpatient rehabilitation is also offered at the Sub Acute Care Unit, located in the eastern campus. This custom-built 43-bed facility aims to provide optimal post-acute rehabilitative care and restorative services for persons over the age of 18. The aim of the Sub-Acute Care Unit is to promote independence in activities of daily living to assist patients in regaining functional capacity, therefore reducing functional decline as a result of illness or injury. Find out more about the Sub-Acute Care Unit here.
Day rehabilitation involves clinicians from across a number of specialties who work with the patient to create goal-directed rehabilitation. Rehabilitation programs are designed to maximise functional independence which can be conducted in a group environment or through individual appointments. Day rehabilitation is provided at the Sub-Acute Care Unit.
Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinics
Outpatient rehabilitation involves several clinics that provide specialist assessment and management depending on what kind of rehabilitation you require. These clinics operate through the Sub-Acute Care Unit. These clinics are:
- General rehabilitation
- Amputee and prosthetics
- Pedorthotist (Bootmaker)
- Spinal medicine
On receipt of the referral an appointment or review of the patient will be completed at the earliest convenience.