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Rehabilitation

About the service


The SCHHS Rehabilitation Service provides intensive interdisciplinary rehabilitation programs to patients with reduced function and independence due to an acquired illness or injury. Rehabilitation programs are based on individualised goals to optimise a person’s ability to safely return and/or remain in the community with additional services, supports and adaptive equipment as required.

Conditions managed within rehabilitation include, but are not limited to:

  • stroke
  • acquired brain injury
  • neurological conditions (e.g. Multiple Sclerosis, GBS)
  • amputation
  • spinal cord injury
  • multi-trauma
  • various orthopaedic conditions (e.g. post-operative knee or hip replacements), and
  • deconditioning following medical or surgical illness.

Long term complications associated with the above conditions may also be managed within the Rehabilitation service eg. Spasticity management in UMN conditions such as stroke or MS.

Patients requiring an intensive therapy block may be admitted to one of the three inpatient rehabilitation units and those that can achieve their goals through ambulatory rehabilitation services will be referred on to the appropriate community based program following assessment in one of our specialist rehabilitation outpatient clinics.

Inpatient services are offered at:

  • Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH)
  • Gympie Hospital and
  • Maleny Soldiers Memorial Hospital.

Specialist outpatient clinics operate at:

  • Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH)
    • General Rehabilitation
    • Hypertonicity Clinic (multidisciplinary)
  • Nambour General Hospital (NGH)
  • Gympie Health Service and
  • Caloundra Health Service (CHS).

The Rehabilitation Service does not provide paediatric rehabilitation and patients must be 16yrs or older to access the service. For paediatric rehabilitation, please refer to the Queensland Children's Hospital or the SCHHS Paediatric outpatient clinic for review.

Service details for patients, families or visitors:

Location Contact details Service hours Visiting hours
SCUH
Rehabilitation Unit
Unit reception:
(07) 5202 1155
0800-2000hrs
24hr care to rehab inpatients
0800-2000hrs 
Gympie Hospital
Extended Services Unit
Unit reception:
(07) 5489 8520
0800-1600hrs
24hr inpatient care
1000-2000hrs
Maleny Soldiers Memorial Hospital Hospital:
(07) 5420 5000
0800-1600hrs
24hr inpatient care
1000-2000hrs

How to submit referrals

ServicePhone Fax

SCUH,  NGH, CHS
eReferral preferred method or Fax

(07) 5202 6633
(GP hotline)
(07) 5202 0555

Gympie Health Service
eReferral preferred method or Fax

(07) 5489 8637
(ACC)
(07) 5489 8589
Last updated: 10 July 2019

Contacts:

Sunshine Coast University Hospital
6 Doherty Street,
Birtinya, QLD 4575

GP hotline: (07) 5202 6633
Fax: (07) 5202 0555

Specialists:

  • Dr Elissa Farrow
  • Dr Elizabeth Grosso
  • Dr Kirri Francis
  • Dr Neala Milburn

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