Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation services have become increasingly important in healthcare due to a greater focus on the needs of people with disability, the effects of an ageing population, medical advancements that lead to improvements in survival rates and life expectancy for people suffering serious illness and injury. Rehabilitation services remain fundamental in enhancing patients’ functional independence and play an integral role in patient flow across the health care continuum.

The Statewide Rehabilitation Clinical Network (SRbCN) was established in 2015 to engage the growing number of rehabilitation physicians, allied health and nursing professionals working in rehabilitation services. The network is comprised of Queensland clinicians working or with an interest in rehabilitation, as well as interested persons from non-government organisations. The SRbCN Steering Committee assists the Clinical Chairs to administer and lead the network and is made up of multidisciplinary clinicians, a general practitioner, and a consumer representative. The committee is co-chaired by Dr Tim Geraghty, Rehabilitation Physician at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Metro South Hospital and Health Service and Ms Kiley Pershouse, Manager, Spinal Outreach Team, Queensland Spinal Cord Injuries Service, Princess Alexandra Hospital. SRbCN Steering Committee Meetings are held on a monthly basis.

The role of the network

  • Provide direction and leadership regarding the ongoing and future development of best practice, evidence based rehabilitation and rehabilitation services in Queensland
  • Provide expertise, direction and advice to the Queensland Health executive in relation to rehabilitation and rehabilitation services

Current priorities

Key initiatives

Goal-setting in Rehabilitation Services Project—consumer videos

Consumer videos now located on the Clinical Excellence Queensland Resources webpage - Goal-setting in rehabilitation.

Network communique

These communiques provide updates on the work of the network and their recent achievements.

Find a rehabilitation service

Use QFinder2.0, the Queensland directory of health and community services, to find a rehabilitation service near you.

Contact us

Email: Statewide_Rehab_Network@health.qld.gov.au
Phone: +61 7 3328 9124
Postal Address: GPO Box 48, Brisbane 4001

Last updated: 18 April 2019