General Physical Rehabilitation Service

 

The General Paediatric Rehabilitation Service provides multidisciplinary assessment and rehabilitation care for children following significant injury, illness or surgery or a recent significant change in function.


Services provided
  • Multidisciplinary rehabilitation assessment and review
  • Initial rehabilitation care planning
  • Time-limited, goal-focussed, multidisciplinary rehabilitation programmes
  • Endurance reconditioning
  • Psychosocial support
  • Bladder and bowel management
  • Wound management
  • Speech / language assessment
  • Support independence in daily activities
  • Liaison with education and school support staff
  • Home / school programmes
  • Referral to and ongoing liaison with local community services

Support for health professionals caring for children living in regional and remote locations including via TeleHealth


Services are provided by
  • Paediatric Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Nursing staff
  • Allied Health staff including Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Speech Pathologist, Social Work, Psychology, Art Therapy and Music Therapy

Staff
  • Dr Tim Scott / Dr Heather Burnett – Staff Specialist
  • Sharon Fenwick – CNC
  • Ann Leonard / Talia Jones – Physio
  • Gai Lovell / Nicola Youd / Bronwyn MacNeil – OT
  • Nathan Haywood – SP
  • Tara Brosnan – Social Work
  • Wendy McConnell – Clinical Psychologist
  • Julie Nichols – Art Therapy
  • Sean Nolan – Music Therapy
  • Louise Konz - Dietitian
  • Donna Jones / Janet Zacharko – Allied Health Assistant
  • Denise Clark / Emma Patrick - Administration Officer