We introduced you to Dudley Private Hospital in our Polo feature as one of the sponsors. Apart from having great taste in sports, Dudley has 7 licensed rehabilitation beds and a 13 bed mental health unit, known as the Dudley Clinic. The Hospital incorporates the core standards for safety and quality in healthcare. Patient health, safety and comfort are the hospital’s main concerns and Dudley Private Hospital continually evaluates its performance to achieve this outcome.
In November the hospital welcomed patients into a brand new, custom-built hydrotherapy pool which now forms part of the rehabilitation facilities at Dudley Private Hospital. The long awaited pool was built thanks to a 1.4 million grant received from the federal government through its Regional Health and Hospital Fund announced in the 2012 budget. Dudley Private Hospital Chief Executive Officer, Trevor Matheson, said the pool was “a much needed addition to the existing rehabilitation services at Dudley”, providing local people with a high quality rehabilitation option and preventing the need for them to travel to Sydney for this service.“This new development will also assist Dudley Private Hospital to meet the ever-increasing demand for rehabilitation services in Orange and surrounding regions,” he said. As part the funding agreement the hydrotherapy pool will also be available to community groups requiring access to the therapeutic benefits of hydrotherapy. In addition to the state-of-the-art 50 square meter pool, the other rehabilitation facilities include a large gymnasium, occupational therapy spaces and day patient areas. “Many of our rehabilitation patients have had surgery with us and are then referred to the rehabilitation unit. However, some patients have had surgery out of the area and then return to Orange where they can undergo their rehabilitation either as part of the day program or admitted for a period, allowing them to be close to home and family. The hospital offers a full range of services for patients recovering from major joint surgery, a stroke, accident, pain management or any condition where there is a need to improve tolerance, strength, pain relief and or functional disability.” Mr Matheson said. In addition to the hydrotherapy pool construction, a $5.8m development is also underway at Dudley Private Hospital which includes the addition of two new theatres, a new perioperative suite and recovery area. If you want compassionate, comprehensive care with modern facilities, Dudley Private Hospital is the place for you. We can’t put a price on health so you deserve the best. For more information contact the staff on 6362 8122 or log onto their website at www.dudleyprivatehospital.com.au