Rehabilitation and Geriatric Evaluation and Management (GEM)
We specialise in caring for older people and caring for people who need rehabilitation after a disabling illness or injury.
Our service helps patients regain movement and function to live as independently as possible. We work closely with other services across Redcliffe Hospital and other hospitals and facilities within the district to ensure patients are given the best opportunity to reach their full potential.
We care for patients with the following conditions:
- other neurological conditions – for example; Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis
- brain injuries
- orthopaedic conditions – for example; hip and other fractures, joint replacements, spinal surgery, amputations
- deconditioning after any sudden illness or injury
- longer term chronic conditions.
Our services include:
- cognitive and functional assessment
- restorative care assessment
- comprehensive geriatric assessment
- inpatient general rehabilitation
- inpatient geriatric rehabilitation
- care of the older person
- discharge planning and connection to community services.
Our healthcare team consists of specialist doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, dietitians, social workers, psychologists, speech pathologists, allied health assistants and a recreation officer. The Geriatric and Rehabilitation Liaison Service also helps patients access our services across the hospital and at external facilities.
How to access this service
GP or medical practitioner referral
To access this service, your GP, medical practitioner or healthcare professional will need to contact the Redcliffe Hospital Geriatric and Rehabilitation Liaison Service (GRLS), complete a referral form and return it to the GRLS at the hospital. The GRLS will then assess your referral and contact you with the outcome. If our service is able to help you, we call you when there is a bed available.
You can also be referred to this service from your hospital healthcare team when you are in at Redcliffe Hospital or in a hospital within the district.
What to bring
- 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
Location: Building 6, Redcliffe Hospital
Phone: (07) 3883 7650
Open: Daily 11.00am–8.00pm
Geriatric Rehabilitation and Liaison Service
Phone: (07) 3883 7053
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