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For GPs — Rehabilitation Service

The rehabilitation service at Mater Private Hospital Redland includes a 5 bed multidisciplinary inpatient rehabilitation unit for individuals following injury or illness and serves as a satellite service to the already established 44 bed inpatient and day therapy Rehabilitation Unit located at Mater Private Hospital Brisbane. The service, which is located in Mater Private Hospital Redland, allows for rapid transfer to an acute care environment and access to specialist consultation.

The rehabilitation service at Redland may be suitable for people with:

  • neurological conditions, including stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, or following neurosurgery
  • orthopaedic conditions of the upper and lower body such as hip or knee replacement surgery, lower limb amputation or recovery from fractures
  • general reconditioning following prolonged illness, multiple injuries or respiratory conditions
  • after falls at home
  • for management of a range of chronic pain conditions.

Some people may be admitted to rehabilitation after acute illness or injury. Others may have longer term or chronic conditions managed at home but would benefit from a period of rehabilitation. Preadmission medical review is undertaken for all patients, and recommendations can be made regarding rehabilitation needs or options.

The comprehensive multidisciplinary rehabilitation program at Mater Private Hospital Redland delivers exceptional individualised care and is committed to helping people achieve their optimum level of functioning. The team collaborate with patients and families to promote a supportive, goal—orientated rehabilitation environment and is supported by Dr Victor Voerman, Rehabilitation Director, nursing staff, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, patient care assistants, dietitians, speech pathologists, orthotics/prosthetics, podiatrists and psychologists, as required.

The individualised and specialised rehabilitation program for each patient aims to improve areas such as mobility, balance, upper and lower limb strength and function, ability to manage personal cares, continence, domestic tasks, confidence to return home, preparation for return to work, driving and leisure skills, medication self-management, communication, pain management, education, domestic task completion and community living skills. Home modifications and equipment for home may be organised as part of the coordinated multidisciplinary discharge planning for each patient.

Funding for a rehabilitation program

Participation in a rehabilitation program is generally available for people with hospital cover through private health insurance funds. Health fund cover is checked before admission.

Rehabilitation is also available for those covered by Veterans Affairs, WorkCover, third party insurance and privately self funded patients.

Patient Referral

To make a referral to Rehabilitation at Redland, simply contact the hospital on telephone 07 3163 7444.

Some people may be referred to rehabilitation after acute illness or injury. Others may have longer term or chronic conditions managed at home but would benefit from a period of rehabilitation. All patients referred to the service are assessed for suitability for program participation and admission will be based on the patient’s readiness and capacity to work towards functional goals.

To download a referral form please visit the Referrals section of MaterOnline.

Mater Private Hospital Redland Rehabilitation Unit

Weippin Street
Cleveland QLD 4163
Telephone 07 3163 7444
Facsimile 07 3163 7300

Mater acknowledges consumer consultation in the development of this patient information.
Last modified 13/11/2015.
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