Sub-Acute Care Unit
The Townsville University Hospital Sub-Acute Care Service (SACU) provides restorative and rehabilitation services to the community following a medical or surgical issue. The facility was designed to get patients back into their own homes by helping them re-gain independence in daily living though specially designed programs and activities within the unit.
As a long-stay unit, SACU has community areas for patients and their families. Patients are expected to dress in the day time and wear appropriate footwear for undertaking their therapy programs.
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.