Your Inpatient Stay
All of our beds are in private rooms and there are just 2 rooms that have a shared ensuite.
Attadale prides itself on providing meals, which are attractive, appetising and nutritious. All meals are cooked on the premises and delivered to your room. We cater for specific dietary requirements.
You will have your own telephone with a direct line for your convenience. Local calls are free. All other calls will be charged to your account.
All our rooms are equipped with a television.
Newspapers can be purchased at the Reception.
A 3-day wireless Internet access card can be purchased at the Reception. You need to have your own laptop that is wireless enabled.
A hairdresser attends fortnightly if required and a podiatrist is available by appointment. Appointments for both can be made through your nurse.
Mail is delivered each day. Letters arriving after your discharge will be re-addressed to your destination.
The hospital does not accept any responsibility for money or valuables brought into the hospital.
How to Recognise Hospital Staff
All our staff can be immediately identified by their hospital badge, which clearly states the person’s name and their role in the hospital.
You are requested to make your own arrangements for the washing of your personal clothing. Any difficulties you may have can be discussed with your nurse
We are aware pastoral care may be important to you. Accredited members of the pastoral care team visit patients, and are on call to provide spiritual and emotional support to patients and their families if requested. If you require this service, please speak to your nurse.
Discharge from Attadale
Each week your progress towards your goals and your eventual discharge is planned at a case conference. Your discharge date will be arranged with you in consultation with the team, your medical practitioner and, where you approve or request, your family.
When the time of discharge nears, an occupational therapist may take you to visit your home or alternative destination. The purpose of this visit is to assess and recommend what aids or adjustments may be helpful so that the transition from hospital to home will be as safe and comfortable as possible. With your approval, family members are invited to be present during the home assessment.
Do I have a say?
Yes, this is your program – you have to make it work for you. You and your family are an integral part of the rehabilitation program and you are encouraged to ask questions, raise issues and discuss your own personal needs with staff. The rehabilitation team is committed to making your time at Attadale a positive experience for you and your family.