Subacute Community Rehabilitation Centre at Mildura Base Hospital
The Subacute Community Rehabilitation service at Mildura Base Hospital is a multidisciplinary service, enabling clients of all ages who are disabled, frail, chronically ill or recovering from traumatic injury to achieve and retain optimal functional independence and facilitates the client’s reintegration into the community. The service is time-limited and delivered according to a case plan that is based on goals negotiated with the client and his or her carer(s).
The Subacute Community Rehabilitation service can be delivered at the hospital ambulatory care department or at a person’s own home.
Making a referral to the Subacute Community Rehabilitation services
Anyone can make a referral. In general however clients are referred prior to discharge from hospital or by the treating General Practitioners, Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist.
If you or your family are referring, we will ask your GP to provide some medical information to ensure we can treat you safely.
A referral can be made by completion of the Victorian Statewide Referral Form (VSRF).
Referrals are to be forwarded via Argus (For healthcare professionals), mailed or faxed to the Ambulatory Care Department, details are as follows:
Ambulatory Care Department
Mildura Base Hospital
PO BOX 620, Mildura, Vic. 3500
Fax: 03 5022 3207
Within five working days of us receiving the referral a member of the team will contact the client to acknowledge receipt of referral. The waiting list for Subacute Community Rehabilitation services appointments is actively managed to ensure patients are treated equitably within clinically appropriate timeframes and with priority given to patients with an urgent clinical need.
For further enquiries contact the Ambulatory Care unit on 03-5022 3250
The Subacute Community Rehabilitation Centre at Mildura Base Hospital provides a variety of therapies by health professionals which will help people to live independently in their own homes, including but not limited to the following:
- Nursing: health advice, education, counselling and monitoring
- Physiotherapy: group and individual treatments aimed at restoring and maintaining the client's maximum movement potential
- Occupational Therapy: group and individual treatments, activities of daily living and home assessment
- Speech Pathology: develop effective communication for persons with speech disorders
- Dietetics: individual nutrition programs.