An insight into: patient-focused infrastructure

Have you ever wanted to know more about what Health Infrastructure actually does? You might know that we are experts in planning, architecture, engineering, construction, assets, communications and change management…but what do we actually do?

This is the first in a new series of stories that we’ll be publishing, designed to provide some insight into the work of HI and our role in transforming the shape of health care in NSW. At the end of the day, our focus is on the community: how can we provide facilities that are better equipped to some of the challenges we are facing as populations age, expand and migrate?

Here we look at rehabilitative units: a specialised area of health care designed to help facilitate the transition from being a patient back into a ‘normal’ life.

Rehabilitative health care has been a particular challenge for regional communities where such services are not always available. And our teams have been doing a lot of work to help plug this gap in accessible and integrated care in the regions.

“From 2010-2014 Health Infrastructure delivered the sub-acute bed program, which saw the creation of 462 new beds across NSW. We were provided the opportunity to deliver purpose-built specialist rehabilitation facilities that allows clinicians to deliver the best possible care,” says Project Director at Health Infrastructure, Michael Brooks.
Broken Hill Rehabilitation Unit
 
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Opened in May 2014, Broken Hill’s Rehabilitation Unit was designed from the outset to feel like home; helping patients to feel as comfortable as possible as they transitioned back into their day-to-day lives.

Goulburn Sub Acute Rehabilitation Unit
 
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Goulburn’s Sub Acute Rehabilitation Unit fills a gap in the region’s health services by rehabilitating patients closer to home rather than having to make a trip to Canberra or Sydney. Completed in June 2013, the 20-bed unit provides a mix of one and two bedrooms with support services typical to an inpatient unit.

Graythwaite Rehabilitation Centre
 
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The Graythwaite Rehabilitation Centre delivered 64 rehabilitation beds, and links directly to the main hospital for quick and easy access to a range of health care services.
 
The Centre also features four innovative ‘transitional living units’. These specially designed units assist the elderly in regaining or developing skills, allowing them to return home sooner.
 
Woy Woy Sub Acute Rehabilitation Centre

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The Woy Woy Sub Acute Rehabilitation Centre services the growing and ageing population of the Central Coast. Comprising of 30 patient beds including two inpatient rooms, the campus is designed for patient comfort and recovery with multiple courtyard therapy areas, a gymnasium and a dining room.
 
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