Following surgery, an accident or a major illness, you may notice some reduction in your usual ability to cope with everyday activities. This can often be a very difficult experience for you and your family.
Rehabilitation provides the care, therapy and support needed to assist you towards attaining maximum independence.
At Donvale Rehabilitation Hospital, we have teams of dedicated, specialist staff who provide a variety of rehabilitation programs including cardiac, orthopaedic, neurological including stroke, multi-trauma, back care, falls prevention, pulmonary and driving assessments. The programs are provided on an inpatient and an outpatient basis.
What does inpatient rehabilitation involve
On admission to Donvale Rehabilitation Hospital you will be assessed by a multidisciplinary team who will establish an individualised plan of therapy in consultation with you. Together, realistic goals will be set.
A medical specialist in rehabilitation will oversee your therapy program and monitor your progress in conjunction with other team members and your general practitioner. The nurse in charge will co-ordinate your care and is available to discuss any concerns that may arise. Nursing care is provided 24 hours a day. Physiotherapy is provided 7 days a week, and hydrotherapy and occupational therapy 6 days a week.
Depending on your needs, you may require assistance from any of the following team members:
- Rehabilitation Specialist
- Medical Practitioner
- Cardiac Nurse
- Unit Manager
- Clinical Nurse Specialist
- Exercise Physiologist
- Occupational Therapist
- Social Worker
- Speech Pathologist
- Stomal Therapist
- Diabetic Educator