Albury Wodonga Health will be opening its new Inpatient Rehabilitation Ward at its Wodonga Campus on the 28th September.
The new service is purpose designed for rehabilitation patients. “The new model of care delivers world class rehabilitation services and it has been developed focussing on delivering patient centred care,” said Dr Michael Njovu, Clinical Director of Rehabilitation. “The Wodonga campus will provide, to our community, a centre of excellence in the treatment of speciality sub-acute services such as Stroke, Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), Amputees’ recovery from major surgery, Reconditioning after illness and Spasticity,” he said.
The new unit includes:-
“This major project is an exciting time for staff across the organisation as we realise one of AWH’s strategic goals,” said Dr Lucie Shanahan< Operational Director Sub-acute services, “it has been a lot of work by a dedicated team to bring it together and we are thrilled with the result.”
Dr Njovu and Nurse Unit Manager of Rehabilitation, Lynette Johnston will lead the transition of staff and patients to the new service with both clinical leaders making the transition at the same time. They will be working in conjunction with our highly skilled Nursing and Allied Health teams to ensure this move goes smoothly and efficiently.
Rehabilitation inpatients in Albury at the time of the transition will be supported according to their individual needs. Families will have a key contact person assigned to them to ensure patients’ needs are met in the move to Wodonga.