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Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit

Who are we / What do we do?

The Inpatient Rehabilitation Program (IRP) consists of a 30 bed purpose built facility and provides amputee, brain injury, stroke and general neurology and orthopaedic rehabilitation.

Being regionally based, rehabilitation services are available to all age groups. Inpatient rehabilitation's clientele extend from throughout Ballarat, Greater Ballarat, the Grampians Health Region, and a small population of patients outside the region, who may request to receive the services of the Ballarat Health Services Amputee Clinic.

Staffing

The medical team is headed by two Consultants, one Rehabilitation Registrar and one Hospital Medical Officer. The nursing team consists of both Division One and Division Two staff, many of whom have post graduate qualifications in rehabilitation nursing. Therapy is provided through an extensive interdisciplinary team that incorporates medical, nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, social work, dietetics, speech therapy, psychology, podiatry, and other disciplines as required.

Services Provided

The principal goal of rehabilitation is the restoration of function and the optimization of lifestyle choices for clients recovering from physical injury or illness. This process should occur in an environment conducive to learning. The rehabilitation multidisciplinary team will strive to assist patients to achieve their short term and long term goals, which in turn will enable their transition to home and community.

Contact

Telephone: 5320 3787.

Location

The Inpatient Rehabiliation Centre is located on Eyre Street, Ballarat.