Hospital and Acute Care is the provision of medical treatments and procedures for a short term illness or health problem. Over 350 Acute Care patients are treated in our hospital each year and we are able to provide an extensive range of services.
The ward is staffed at all times by Registered Nurses (Division 1 and 2). Some nursing staff members have additional specialist training also, to help meet specific Acute Care needs.
Our General Practitioners (GP’s) have admitting and visiting rights and attend the hospital to treat patients at multiple times during the day. Our GP’s also provide a service to patients of the hospital afterhours and on weekends via an ‘on call’ roster.
Whilst in hospital you also have access to over 20+ allied health services (eg physiotherapy, podiatry, dietician’s) who can visit you while in hospital or who you can visit after discharge at our Centre for Community Health.
Post-Acute Care describes the management and provision of short term planned care for patients and/or carers with more complex needs during a period of recuperation from an episode of acute illness. Our Centre for Community Health has a large number of services that can help assist post-Acute Care needs.