Rehabilitation Units

Following knee surgery, patients usually return home and are cared for in their own home by family or friends however sometimes this is not possible due to distance, limited social support or a home where it is difficult to mobilise. In these circumstances, Queensland Knee Surgery Clinic patients have a variety of Rehabilitation Unit options where they can be looked after following discharge from the Orthopaedic Ward until they are ready to return home.

Brisbane Private Hospital
Brisbane Private Hospital offers rehabilitation programs for inpatients with a dedicated rehabilitation team including specialist clinicians, rehabilitation nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, as well as speech therapists and dieticians who visit as required. Programs offered are suited to the individual’s needs, with consideration to their ongoing needs post discharge. The friendly team in the Rehabilitation Unit provides expert care to help each patient get back on their feet and increase their confidence and independence following surgery. Programs include:

  • Orthopaedic programs including upper and lower limb surgery
  • Neurological programs including post neurosurgery
  • Reconditioning programs including following surgical and medical events
  • Spinal surgery
  • Chronic conditions which are currently managed at home, but would benefit from rehabilitation therapy

If you would like more information about the Rehabilitation Unit at Brisbane Private Hospital, please contact the Rehabilitation Nurse Unit Manager Greg Armstrong on 3834 6240 or

St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital

St Andrew’s offers an inpatient rehabilitation service for those recovering from surgery with a goal of assisting each patient to reach their highest potential level of independence. The benefits of intensive inpatient rehabilitation include minimised pain and suffering and a quicker, safer and more co-ordinated return home.

St Andrew’s also has a day rehabilitation program designed to allow patients to attend therapy sessions while living at home with the aim of this program being for patients to regain their optimum level of independence. The day rehabilitation team consists of four medical consultants, a physiotherapist, nursing, a dietician and podiatrist as well as a case manager.

If you would like more information about the rehabilitation service at St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital, please contact the hospital on 3834 4444 or

Canossa Private Hospital
Canossa Private Hospital, located in Oxley on the western side of Brisbane, has built a reputation of excellence in providing inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs over the past decade. The Rehabilitation Unit has 36 inpatient beds and several large day therapy areas. It is a modern facility in which patients have their own private room. There are spacious gymnasiums, dining rooms and common areas. Onsite parking is available free of charge to visitors. Rehabilitation is offered for:

  • Orthopaedic conditions eg. following fractures, joint replacement surgery, musculoskeletal conditions, people with a history of falls etc
  • Neurological conditions eg. stroke, Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease and movement disorders
  • General reconditioning to improve mobility and functional independence after recent illness, pre or post surgery, chronic diseases causing debility and loss of function etc

If you would like more information about the Rehabilitation Unit at Canossa Private Hospital, please phone 3717 5507 or

Wesley Hospital
The Wesley Inpatient Rehabilitation Service offers individualised treatment programs for both acute and chronic conditions. Programs are goal orientated and address patient specific needs in a supportive environment. Inpatient rehabilitation at the Wesley is suitable for patients who have had orthopaedic surgery of fractures and require reconditioning to improve body strength, function and mobility.

The Wesley also offers a Pain Management Rehabilitation Program which is an outpatient program designed for patients with persistent pain for which no further surgical or medical treatments are indicated, and the pain is limiting the ability to perform everyday tasks.

If you would like more information about the Rehabilitation Programs at the Wesley Hospital, please phone 3717 5507 or

St Vincent’s Hospital
St Vincent’s Hospital is located on Main Street, Kangaroo Point which overlooks the Brisbane River. The Hospital’s Rehabilitation Team assists patients to regain physical function and daily living skills with the aim of returning them to their previous lifestyle. Nurses provide specialised care and education. They are focusing on ensuring patients achieve their best levels of function and will encourage and support patients in practising the skills gained in therapy sessions. They will advise and educate patients about ongoing care including managing medications. Physiotherapists maximise mobility and quality of life and on admission, a physiotherapist will decide on achievable goals for patients. A Treatment program is then established with these goals in mind. Patients may undergo gait training, balance activities, exercises and endurance work. Hydrotherapy may be recommended as part of the treatment program and can be offered up to three times a week. The Rehabilitation Team works with patients towards discharge and can provide the following services:

  • Weekend or overnight trial leave
  • Family conference
  • Mobility after discharge
  • Home visits, modifications and equipment
  • Residential care if required

If you would like more information about the Rehabilitation Services at St Vincent’s Hospital, please call 3240 1213 or

Eden Rehabilitation Centre, Sunshine Coast
Eden Rehabilitation Centre is the only private rehabilitation hospital between the north side of Brisbane and Cairns. Located in Cooroy, 20 minutes from Noosa, Eden offers a therapeutic country hospital environment with a specialist focus on rehabilitation plus the services and facilities you would expect from a private hospital. Staff are focused on ensuring patients recovering from recent surgery return home sooner and safer with an optimum level of functioning, mobility and independence. Intensive rehabilitation programs are personalised to meet individual needs and involve multidisciplinary teams of experienced healthcare professionals.

Eden Rehabilitation Centre has 36 inpatient beds and offers clinical rehabilitation for patients across inpatient, outpatient and day therapy rehabilitation programs. If you would like more information about the Eden Rehabilitation Centre, please call 5472 6472 or

Spendelove Private Hospital, Gold Coast
Spendelove Private Hospital located at Southport is a private health care facility designed to accommodate short and long stay patients. Featuring 22 tastefully appointed rooms with a private balcony, electric bed and remote controlled entertainment, it also offers 24 hour a day nursing staff.

Spendelove Private Hospital offers a high level of care and aims to ensure patients regard their recovery less like an inconvenience and more like an indulgence. If you would like more information about Spendelove Private Hospital, please call 5503 0911 or