WA State-wide Rehabilitation Service - Peer Review of Service Delivery Model

WA State-wide Rehabilitation Service – Peer Review of Service Delivery Model

Fiona Stanley Hospital
Duration: February – March 2014


Opening in 2014, Fiona Stanley Hospital, Perth is a 783-bed, $2 billion public hospital that will rank among the best in Australia and will include the 140- bed State-wide rehabilitation service. Under the State-wide service model, it will provide tertiary rehabilitation services for acquired brain injury, spinal injury, stroke and chronic neurological conditions, amputee, complex trauma and complex multi-diagnostic patients. In preparation for opening in 2014 the team commissioning the State-wide Rehabilitation Service sought an expert peer review of the service delivery model they had developed. The recently opened Fiona Stanley Hospital in Perth, Western Australia.

What we did

CHSD staff in association with AROC put together a team of experts in rehabilitation, including medical, nursing and allied health representatives. This team undertook a desk-top review of the specialty service plans (amputee, neurology, acquired brain injury, spinal, trauma and multispecialty rehabilitation) developed in preparation for the opening of the hospital. A site visit was also undertaken by a senior rehabilitation physician. The final report provided to the Fiona Stanley team covered issues such as did the speciality plans represent contemporary best practice. Areas such as clinical outcomes, operational performance, innovation, workforce and environment were covered.

Last reviewed: 16 January, 2017

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