Specialist Rehabilitation Physician Dr Gnecco with first patient Mrs Bobbie Joppich.
Specialist Rehabilitation Physician Dr Gnecco with first patient Mrs Bobbie Joppich.

St Andrew's rehabilitation unit now in operation

ST ANDREW'S Ipswich has proudly welcomed its first patients to the hospital's new rehabilitation unit.

Following its completion in late August, the refurbished seven-bed unit provides rehabilitation services to patients requiring care after illness, injury or surgery.

St Andrew's CEO Chris Went, said they were delighted to provide a local choice for patients seeking quality, comfortable rehabilitation care, close to family and friends.

"We provide patients an expert continuum of care following illness or medical procedures; eliminating the need for patients to travel unnecessarily to Brisbane for rehab," she said.

"We expect to mainly see orthopaedic patients in the initial phase who will benefit from the medical attention and ongoing care we provide."

Bobbie Joppich from a property near Toowoomba was the first patient through the door following her second hip replacement at St Andrew's.

"I was grateful to be transferred from the surgical ward to the new rehabilitation unit- it's been an excellent choice for the next step in my post-operative rehab," she said.



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