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New Rehabilitation Facility- The Melbourne Eastern Private Hospital

The Melbourne Eastern Private Hospital is excited to announce we will be opening a new rehabilitation facility due to be completed mid 2016. The new rehabilitation facility will include comprehensive rehabilitation services for both inpatients and out patients including:

  • Reconditioning
  • Healthy life programmes
  • Pain Management
  • Nutrition
  • Relaxation
  • Arthritis Management
  • Falls Prevention
  • Gym
  • Hydrotherapy

We are currently welcoming expressions of interest for the following:

  • Rehabilitation Physicians
  • Pain Management Specialists
  • General Physicians


    Essendon Private Hospital:
The Rosehill Unit / Victoria

Just 25 minutes north-west of the Melbourne CBD, not far from the airport, you will find Essendon Private Hospital. Located within the anonymity of this medical / surgical facility, is the Rosehill Unit; a purpose-built and recently opened mental health facility.

This 10-bed Unit has been designed to meet the needs of most patients who need treatment for mental health problems and who require a short to medium stay in a safe and caring environment.

“We are all really delighted to have the Unit fully functional” said Acting State Manager, Colleen Blums. “With the recent appointment of the NUM, Cheryl Ritter, we can move onto introducing the full range of services that have been on the drawing board for some time.”

The Rosehill Unit now provides treatment on an in-patient basis and a day-patient basis as well as resourcing special evening programs for patients with Bipolar Affective Disorder and Anxiety Disorders. An evening Carers’ Group is due to start within the next week or so. Carers will have a forum to discuss their concerns, receive   education and be linked to other networks that are relevant to their situation e.g. ARAFMI.

Ms Ah-Nya On, an RN with extensive experience, and a nurse practitioner candidate, has joined the Rosehill team employed under the Mental Health Nurse Incentive Program.  This is a Medicare funded initiative” explained Mrs.  Blums that allows us to provide a full range of services that a small unit might otherwise struggle to provide.”

Ah-Nya On’s appointment also means that other post-discharge services are now available such as:

  • family support;
  • home visits;
  • liaison with GPs, including an  active involvement in the development of each patient’s  mental health care plan.
“If anyone would like to know more about the Rosehill Unit,  pick up the phone and give us a call” invited Mrs. Blums.
 
         
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