Cabrini Brighton’s new rehabilitation facility was showcased to our donors last week, amid rave reviews from patients on the modern unit.
More than 50 guests were treated to an afternoon tea at the Terrace Cafe, where they mingled with staff and heard about the impact the latest services are having on Brighton.
Brighton’s General Manager and Director of Nursing Sue Hewat told guests the new facility allowed patients receiving treatment for cancer or deconditioning from medical ailments to stay and continue receiving Brighton’s highest level of care within close vicinity to family and friends.
“The medical rehabilitation consultants, nursing staff, allied health staff and social workers work with patients to develop an individualised rehabilitation program to improve the patients strength, balance and ability to undertake the activities of daily living,” said Sue Hewat.
“The physios and occupational therapists also undertake home visits to see if home modifications are required to make patients environment and life style more safe.”
“The compliments we have received from patients could not speak more highly of this new facility.”
Donations from donors and the generous bequest from the Estate of Robert Mackey funded the new ward Ground South unit, which boasts 15 rehabilitation beds, purpose built gym and an occupational therapy area.
“This is just one example of the impact our donors have on the quality of patient care across Cabrini,” she said. ‘We are very grateful for the generous support that we receive. It is wonderful to be able to share this moment with staff and donors.”
Ms Parkes also introduced the Foundation’s new Gifts in Wills brochures, which highlight the impact bequests have on Cabrini and incredible stories from donors wanting to give back to Cabrini and make a difference for generations to come.