Geriatric and Rehabilitation Service

We specialise in care for people who need rehabilitation after a disabling illness or injury. Our service works closely with other services across the hospital to ensure patients are given the best opportunity to reach their full potential.

We also provide specialised care for older people. Our aim is to help patients regain movement and the ability to function as independently as possible.

Our services

We provide individualised care across RBWH and the Rosemount Campus in Windsor. Our services include:

  • Geriatric Assessment and Rehabilitation Unit with a Day Hospital for outpatients at the Rosemount Campus in Windsor.
  • Geriatric Evaluation and Management Unit at RBWH.
  • Orthogeriatric Service (inpatient service for elderly patients after trauma, falls and fractures).
  • Specialist outpatient clinics including memory clinic, geriatric assessment, rehabilitation assessment, falls and hypertonicity clinics located at the Day Hospital.
  • Geriatric and Rehabilitation Liaison Service provides advice and guidance to services across the hospital and at outside facilities.

How to access this service

GP or medical practitioner referral

To access this service, your GP or medical practitioner will need to send a referral letter to the hospital.

If there is a waiting list, you will receive a confirmation letter and be advised on what to do next. If there is no waiting list, you will receive an appointment booking letter or we will contact you to arrange a suitable time for your appointment.

Inpatient referral

You can also access this service when you are staying in hospital or if you have been referred by an RBWH clinician. We accept internal referrals from the hospital through our Geriatric and Rehabilitation Liaison Service.

Refer a patient

GP and Specialist Hotline:
1300 364 938

What to bring

Each time you visit us
  • Your Medicare card
  • Private health insurance card (if you have one)
  • Health Care Card and/or concession card (if you have one)
  • Current medications (prescription, over the counter and herbal medicine)
  • Relevant x-rays, scans or any other test results or reports
  • Glasses, hearing and mobility aids
  • Your appointment letter
  • Any special items listed on your letter
  • WorkCover claim number (if relevant)
  • Snacks, a drink or money to buy refreshments
  • Something to read or do while you wait
  • An adult carer to support you and take you home
  • Copy of Advanced Healthcare Directive or Enduring Power of Attorney (if you have one)
  • A jacket or cardigan in case you get cold
  • A dressing gown or cardigan, sleepwear or comfortable day clothes
  • Slippers and shoes (low heel, closed-in, non-slip, adjustable and firm fitting around the foot)
  • Your toiletries and personal items
  • Copy of Advanced Healthcare Directive or Enduring Power of Attorney if you have one
  • Something to read or do during your stay
  • Medical devices required for your care (e.g. CPAP machine)
  • Do not bring large amounts of cash or valuables such as jewellery, watches or other items of value to you

Clinics

Windsor Day Hospital

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Contact us

Geriatric Assessment and Rehabilitation Unit
Location: 41 Cartwright Street
WINDSOR QLD 4030
Phone: (07) 3646 8111

Day Hospital
Location: 41 Cartwright Street
WINDSOR QLD 4030
Phone: (07) 3624 1208 or
(07) 3624 1201
Fax: (07) 3624 1213 or
(07) 3624 1359

Geriatric Evaluation and Management Unit
Location: Ward 7AN, Level 7, Ned Hanlon Building
Phone: (07) 3646 8111

Need help outside hours?

For non-urgent medical issues call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) or visit your GP.

In an emergency call 000.

Refer a patient

To refer a patient to this service, view the Geriatric Medicine referral guideline.

GP and Specialist Referral Hotline: 1300 364 938