ACUTE CARE

Amherst Ward - Maryborough Hospital

Visiting Hours at Amherst Ward are:
11:00am-12:30pm and 2:30pm to 8:00pm

Amherst Ward at Maryborough Hospital provides person-centred inpatient care for medical, surgical, obstetric, haemodialysis and palliative care patients.  The ward is staffed by an experienced team of nursing staff with a strong commitment to high standards of clinical care.

Amherst has been refurbished to provide not only the highest model of care, but also offers equipment and furnishings of very exacting standards.  The two-bed rooms are spacious, providing extra privacy for patients and wide corridors allow for easy maneouvering of beds and better access to the rooms.  The ward is light and spacious and provides a pleasant environment for a stay in hospital.

Dunolly & Avoca campuses

Dunolly Hospital has four beds dedicated to Acute Care, providing medical and palliative care, as well as drug and alcohol withdrawal and respite psychiatric services for depressive mental disorders.

Avoca Campus has a Nurse-Led Clinic allowing patients to make appointments for acute services such as blood taking, simple dressings (such as removal of sutures) and monitoring of vital signs as requested by treating General Practitioners.

Please note that Dunolly and Avoca campuses do not have facilities providing emergency care.


Post-Acute Care (PAC)

Post-Acute Care services aim to assist people discharged from hospital who have been assessed as requiring short-term, community based support services to assist them to recuperate in the community and to ensure a safe timely discharge.  Services are individually tailored to people who have a short-term need that requires community based supports such as personal and home care and/or nursing intervention such as wound dressing.MDHS' Post-Acute Care Coordinator will work with you and the nursing staff to arrange these supports prior to discharge from hospital.

Transition Care Program (TCP)

The Transition Care Program provides short-term support for older people following an admission to hospital.  The program is aimed at providing the older person with more time and support to get well after a hospital admission to return to home or into a residential aged care facility.  The Transition Care Coordinator will work with the client, family and other health professionals in supporting your choice in achieving your goals.