Brisbane Waters Private Hospital has added a rehabilitation service to its list of specialties as part of a multi-million dollar refurbishment project.
The addition of rehabilitation facilities was a key component of the project, according to the hospital’s chief executive, Kathy Beverley.
The expanded service will provide physiotherapy, occupational therapy, exercise physiology, dietetics, hydrotherapy, speech pathology and discharge planning to the growing population in the Central Coast region.
“We have seen a growing demand for acute neurological rehabilitation from trauma, brain injuries and stroke as well as increased demand for our orthopaedic and reconditioning programs,” Ms Beverley said.
“Brisbane Waters Private Hospital's new rehabilitation services provides more beds to cater for a greater number of individuals.”
Director of clinical services Patrice Blume said the rehabilitation service was a valuable addition to the hospital because a variety of patients could benefit from it.
“Rehabilitation can help post-surgical patients, sufferers of stroke and other neurological disorders to regain everyday skills that they may struggle with or have lost due to illness or injury,” Ms Blume said.
"We believe that most patients can benefit from rehabilitation.”
Brisbane Waters Private Hospital is a 90-bed surgical and medical hospital, with rehabilitation now on its list of specialties.
The Healthe Care-owned facility also offers the only private mental health in-patient facility on the Central Coast.