Inpatient rehabilitation – JM Agnew Wing
The inpatient rehabilitation ward is located on level one. The ideal length of stay is seven days.
On assessment, patients are informed of their expected date of discharge from the JM Agnew Wing. During weekly meetings the team discusses patient progress and identifies any areas that may need further improvement prior to discharge. A staff member keeps patients informed of the outcome of these meetings and is available to answer any questions.
What to bring to rehabilitation
Patients should bring comfortable day clothes, as this enables them to exercise and allows us to address and overcome any dressing difficulties prior to discharge.
Patients spend a considerable time in the gym, although the physiotherapist may conduct rehabilitation sessions in patient rooms to ascertain whether the skills learnt in the gym are practical in daily activities on the ward. Patients may also be given an exercise program that they are able to initiate at other times during the day.
While a patient is on the ward, spare hours in their day provide an ideal opportunity to provide education on topics relating to their reason for admission, for example hip precautions and other topics that will potentially affect them such as falls prevention.
Daily education sessions are held at midday in the patient lounge. These sessions assist patients with their return home and resumption of daily life.
Rehabilitation patients are encouraged to have morning/afternoon tea and lunch in the dining area. Breakfast is served in patient's room.
Visiting hours are from 10.00am until 8.00pm. However, we ask visitors to avoid visiting during established therapy times as rehabilitation sessions require a considerable amount of concentration.
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