The Halwyn Centre caters for people who have complex high-care needs requiring higher levels of nursing hours than other residential services. All residents are wheelchair dependent with various levels of physical, intellectual, communication, behavioural and developmental health-related issues and receive 24/7 care, including all activities of daily living.
The centre provides permanent residential care and respite care for clients with both intellectual and physical disabilities. Respite care is offered to people from age 6.
The centre has 43 permanent beds, 9 respite beds and an emergency respite bed. It is located next door to the Red Hill Special School. School-aged clients can attend the school and receive support through the post-school options program.
As well as meals and accommodation, clients can also access:
24-hour registered nursing care
a visiting medical officer (VMO)
education program provided by Red Hill Special School.
How to access services
Respite referrals can be made by families, carers, advocates or any Queensland Government Agency. Accommodation is free for those under 16. An accommodation fee applies to clients over 16 years of age.
For the respite application package, contact the Halwyn Centre by phone (07) 3334 6700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org