411 Main Street
Kangaroo Point Qld 4169

Phone: (07) 3240 1111
Fax: (07) 3891 2066


St Vincent's Private Hospital Brisbane

Rehabilitation is about reconnecting to life after an illness or injury, and adapting your environment to suit your ability.  It can be both encouraging and challenging.

Many patients come to St Vincent’s feeling a sense of fear, loss or sadness at their changed circumstances.  Most will discover rehabilitation can offer real hope for the future.

Their experienced team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses, social workers and doctors aim to help our patients regain confidence and self-belief.

The process of rehabilitation may include:

  • a full functional assessment
  • an individually tailored program recognising individual goals
  • treatment from a team of experienced professionals
  • individual and group treatment
  • assistance to be as independent as possible
  • a co-ordinated discharge plan

Their rehabilitation services include both day and in-patient programs.

St Vincent’s Hospital also has a Geriatric Evaluation and Management Unit for both inpatient and outpatient assessment services. It is a specialised program of services provided by an interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals.

The GEM Program promotes a wellness approach to establish a baseline comprehensive functional assessment, identify patient and family goals and concerns, develop a tailored plan for interventional opportunities, promote independence in a safe environment, and provide information regarding resources that will help the patient.

A multidisciplinary team committed to compassionate and holistic care for patients with complex and multiple needs - from the young adult to the elderly.

— St Vincent’s Private Hospital Brisbane
  • Providing Integrated care in Geriatric Medicine

    Proactive Health Care for Healthy Aging

Sub Specialties

  • Rehabilitation

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    Your individualised rehabilitation program is designed to help you achieve your goals whilst improving your overall function. Your physiotherapist, occupational therapist and allied health assistant will develop your goals with you and help you achieve them.
  • Orthogeriatrics

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    Many older people suffer orthopaedic problems such as osteoarthritis of the hips, knees, shoulders and back, as well as fractures and complications. Treatment of these involves expert surgeons and geriatricians who help to manage the attendant medical problems after your operation.
  • Perioperative Medicine

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    Having an operation puts a lot of stress on your system, from your brain, your heart and your lungs to your circulation and immune systems. Preparing you for your operation, optimising your medications, and managing any complications is Perioperative Medicine.

QGMG Areas Of Expertise

  • Delirium
  • Dementia - types and characteristics
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes in the frail elderly
  • Polypharmacy in the elderly
  • Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia
  • Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Dementia
  • Depression in older people
  • Older Age Psychiatry
  • Resisting ageing
  • Alcohol and the older person
  • Falls
  • Incontinence
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sexuality of the older person
  • Care of the caregiver
  • When nursing home placement is the only option

Meet The Team