Rehabilitation and Acute Stroke Unit
We provide a specialised rehabilitation program for adults after a serious illness, stroke, injury or surgery.
We work with you and your family to make sure you receive the best care. Our aim is to help maximise your function so you can live as independently as possible in the community.
- inpatient rehabilitation programs covering general rehabilitation including neurological, orthopaedic, cardiac, respiratory, pain and amputation rehabilitation
- group therapy, retraining of personal and instrumental activities of daily living, leisure therapy and home and community access visits
- acute stroke care with a stroke physician and our team of health professionals
- patient and family stroke education program
- 29 beds including 23 rehabilitation beds and 6 integrated acute stroke beds.
Our team of heath professionals consists of:
- rehabilitation consultants
- acute stroke physicians
- rehabilitation registrars and residents
- nursing staff
- allied health practitioners including physiotherapists, occupational therapist, speech pathologists, leisure therapists, dietitians, pharmacists, social workers, podiatrists and therapy assistants.
- a neuropsychologist, general psychologist and access to a mental health unit is available as required.
How to access this service
You can access this service when you are staying in hospital or if you have been referred by a hospital clinician.
GP or medical practitioner referral
Your GP or medical practitioner will need to send a referral letter to the hospital. The referral will be assessed and you will be seen in our outpatient clinic.
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 aids and mobility aids
- 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
Frequently asked questions
Patient meal times include:
- Breakfast 7.30am-8.30am
- Lunch 12.00pm-1.00pm
- Dinner 5.00pm-6.00pm
We encourage all patients to attend the dining room as part of their rehabilitation program.
Parking is available in the multi-storey car park next to the Main Building. Find more information about parking and getting to the hospital.
We encourage patients to ask a family member or friend to help with clothes washing. Alternatively, patients can pay to have their clothes washed by a private laundry service at the hospital.
We aim to discharge patients by 10.00am.
Location: Ground floor, Main Building, The Prince Charles Hospital
Phone: (07) 3139 4374
Fax: (07) 3139 4049
Visiting hours: Daily 10.00am-8.00pm
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 Rehabilitation referral guideline.
GP and Specialist Referral Hotline:
1300 364 938