Geriatric and Rehabilitation Services
We are one of the largest rehabilitation hospitals in Australia. We provide care to people with complex and specialised geriatric and rehabilitation needs.
We specialise in care for people who need rehabilitation after a disabling illness or injury. Our service works closely with other services, such as allied health, 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 include:
- General rehabilitation ward
- Geriatric evaluation and management ward
- Day Rehabilitation Unit
- Orthogeriatric service (inpatient service for elderly patients after trauma, falls and fractures) located at RBWH
- 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. This service is located at RBWH · rehabilitation engineering to provide advice, build or modify assistive technology and mobility equipment to suit patients’ personal needs, and
- access to a fully equipped gym and special purpose therapy areas for inpatients and outpatients.
The services provided by the former Geriatric and Rehabilitation Unit (Rosemount Campus, Windsor) and the Geriatric Evaluation and Management Unit (RBWH, Herston) are now co-located at STARS. This includes outpatient services.
How to access this service
Day Rehabilitation Unit and Specialist Outpatient clinics (Day hospital)
To access this service, your GP or medical practitioner will need to send a referral letter to STARS. Your referral will be triaged and prioritised and you will be informed of the appointment date and time via an appointment booking letter or we will contact you to arrange a suitable time for your appointment.
You can also access this service when you are staying in hospital or if you have been referred by an RBWH / MNHHS clinician. We accept referrals from the hospital you are admitted to through Geriatric and Rehabilitation Liaison Service of that hospital. If you are referred from a non- MNHHS hospital, your referring clinician will be requested to provide the necessary clinical information to enable prioritisation of your referral
All referral for Inpatient rehabilitation or GEM care will be placed on a waiting list and admitted in order of triaging and priority.
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
Will my appointment be affected?
No. Appointments will not be affected by the move. However, your next appointment will be in the new building. Please read your letter carefully, to make sure you know where your next appointment will be.
Will there be any changes to my appointment?
Please refer to your appointment letter for the time and location of your appointment. These will not have changed. For more information or if you are unsure about your appointment, please call the number on your appointment letter.
Will the appointment process be different?
There will be some slight changes, but we’ll have volunteers and staff on hand to help you.
Who can I talk to if I have questions?
To talk with your healthcare team call:
- Rehab on (07) 3647 7230
- Geri on (07) 3647 0119
- Rehabilitation Outpatients Reception (07) 36476260