We help patients make informed choices about their future accommodation needs. We aim to maintain and optimise the individual’s functional capacity with a multidisciplinary approach to:
- activities of daily living and ability to manage personal cares
- mobility and physical capacity maintenance or improvement where feasible
- leisure skills
- medication management
- diet and nutrition
- pain management
- education on chronic diseases
- preparation for discharge to a residential facility.
How to access this service
Referrals to interim care can be made by any member of the patient’s hospital treating team and must be assessed or deemed to be eligible by the Aged Care Assessment Service. Patients must have consented to the Residential Aged Care Pathway.
We encourage family and friends to visit our patients during their stay. Visiting hours are flexible, and vary from ward to ward. Some wards/areas have restricted visiting hours due to the nature of care being provided in that particular clinical area and most wards have rest periods. Visitors can ask ward staff about the particular visiting arrangements for the ward where their relative or friend is staying.
Visitors are asked to consider the needs of other patients in the room. The nurse unit manager is responsible for the ward and may ask visitors to leave, or restrict visitors during medical and nursing procedures and in emergency situations. Visitors should not attend the hospital if they have a potentially infectious illness (e.g. coughs or colds, gastro symptoms). Children are to be accompanied by an adult at all times.
To contact a ward, phone our switchboard on (07) 36317400 and ask to be put through.
Parking is available on-site at the Brighton Health Campus.
Brighton Health Campus
Location: 449 Hornibrook Highway
Phone: (07) 3631 7600
Fax: (07) 3631 7800