The Queensland Government is investing $1.85 million to upgrade the Princess Alexandra Hospital Spinal Injury Unit by 2021.
The Queensland Spinal Injuries Unit is a 40 bed unit servicing all of Queensland. It provides a unique service being the only spinal injuries unit in Australia that provides acute care, primary rehabilitation, transitional rehabilitation, outpatient services and outreach services from the one facility.
The upgrade will provided a needed refurbishment to bathrooms and other facilities, including a new sensory garden, dining area, contemporary amenities, entertainment and skills development area, improving patient experience and enabling patients to return to their home sooner.
The infrastructure design was approached collaboratively between Metro South Health, patients and consumers.
Construction is well advanced with seven bathrooms complete, the wheelchair skills area is complete with the first tire marks of use and upgraded outdoor and indoor dining areas are taking shape.