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Casuarina Lodge

at Addiction and Mental Health Services

Casuarina Lodge Building is located in Wynnum West and  is comprised of three inpatient units: Jasmine, Pandanus and Wisteria. Each unit is governed by a different health service and is managed independently by its own Nurse Unit Manager (NUM).

The units are locked wards designed to maintain the safety of all patients admitted. The ability for patients to leave the wards will be assessed by the team.

Parking

There is access to free on-site parking as well as street parking.

Meals

Our food is cooked fresh on site by a Casuarina Lodge Chef. The menu has different options each week which are rotated through a 4-week cycle.

Jasmine Unit

Jasmine Unit is part of the specialist Brain Injury Rehabilitation Services (BIRS) operated by the Division of Rehabilitation at the Princess Alexandra Hospital.

  • Jasmine Unit Provides a specialist service for patients with an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), who require extended rehabilitation for approximately 4 to 6 months. Jasmine Unit is an 8-bed facility located at Casuarina Lodge Building in Wynnum West. 
  • While the service model caters for an extended patient stay, Jasmine Unit does not provide residential care services.
​​Referrals

To access the services in Jasmine Unit, patients will need to be referred through the Brain Injury Unit (BIRU) at the Princess Alexandra Hospital.

Accommodation costs
Jasmine Unit doesn’t charge any fees during the active rehabilitation process. However, fees may occur if discharge is delayed significantly, this will be discussed prior.
 
Visitor information

Visiting hours in Jasmine Unit are:

  • 8:00am to 8:00pm
We recommend family members communicate with staff at the unit to arrange the best time for visits. Family members are welcome to participate in the therapy process prior to discussion with the team.
 
What to bring
When you are admitted to the Jasmine Unit, please bring:
  • Appropriate comfortable clothing (e.g. Shorts, tracksuits, t-shirts).
  • Appropriate sleepwear and underwear.
  • Appropriate shoes (Velcro-fastening shoes are easiest to manage, no heels and thongs allowed on ward).
  • Toiletries (soap, soap container, toothbrush, tooth paste, shaving kit, shampoo, conditioner, tissues and any other preferred toiletries).
  • Jasmine unit has laundry facilities; however, patients/family are responsible for the washing and drying of the patient’s clothing.
  • It is important that all personal property is labeled and kept secure.
  • Relatives and friends are encouraged to bring in photographs, musical devices etc. To assist the patient to feel comfortable in the unfamiliar surroundings.
  • Electrical appliances are allowed once they have been tagged and tested by the hospital electricians. Please communicate with staff members if you have questions.
Your room
Jasmine Unit provides private bedrooms with televisions; however, bathrooms are shared. 
Patients will be allocated a room on admission to the ward.
 
Meals
Please check with staff prior to bringing in snacks for patients. Meals are served in the unit dining room during the following times:
  • Breakfast: 7:45am
  • Lunch: 12:15pm
  • Dinner: 5:15pm
Jasmine Unit has a small dining area and families are asked not to sit with their family member during meal times.
 
Leaving the ward
Jasmine Unit is a locked ward designed to maintain the safety of all patients admitted to the unit. The ability for patients to leave the ward and visit other areas will be assessed by the team. Initially patients may require supervision outside the ward by family and/or friends.
 
Patients may be allowed to leave the unit (after gaining medical and therapy clearance from the Rehabilitation team) for short periods under constant supervision of a family member or an appropriate friend.
 
As a patient progresses, the family or friend will be encouraged to take the person home for day or "weekend pass". This provides an opportunity for patients and family to enjoy time together outside the Jasmine Unit.
 
It is a policy that patients leaving for overnight pass or weekend leave wait until therapies have finished. Patients are required to return to the ward prior to 9:00am after an overnight pass, unless prior discussion with the team.
 
Families are required to advise nursing staff and complete the patient leave book when patients are leaving and returning from pass, these books are located at the administration desk (Day leave and Overnight leave). 
 
It is also important to let the ward staff know of any problems whilst on pass, or any comments about the pass.
 
If at any time on pass you are concerned about the patient, please contact Jasmine Unit on 3893 8483 or 3893 8484 for information and assistance. For medical emergencies please call 000.
 
Length of stay
Patient's length of stay in Jasmine Unit can range from approximately 4 months to 6 months. 
 
Progress is monitored in relation to the patient’s goals and is regularly reviewed with the team, the patients and significant others. Ongoing goals can assist in determining admission timeframe.
 
Plan for continued care, support and rehabilitation will be arranged prior to the patient’s discharge from the Jasmine Unit.
 
Interdisciplinary Team
  • Allied Health Assistant    
  • Dietitian   
  • Medical Team
  • Neuropsychologist   
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Pharmacist
  • Physiotherapist   
  • Recreation Officer   
  • Rehabilitation Nursing Staff
  • Social Worker   
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Volunteers
Service Updates
On discharge the majority of our patients are referred to:
  • The Acquired Brain Injury Transitional Rehabilitation Service (ABI TRS)
  • Acquired Brain Injury Outreach Service (ABIOS)

Pandanus Unit

Pandanus houses the general health care beds for the Wynnum and Manly Community-Health Centre, Gundu Pa.

Pandanus is part of the Redlands Hospital and caters for slow strength medical patients alighting in home placement and slow strength respite.

  • Pandanus Unit is an 8-bed facility located at Casuarina Lodge Building in Wynnum West.
  • Pandanus Unit does not provide residential care services.
Referrals

To access the services in Pandanus Unit, patients will need to be referred through the bed management at the Redlands Hospital.

Accommodation costs

Pandanus Unit Costs vary according to the patient’s conditions, the cost will be provided on admission.

Visitor information

Visiting hours in Pandanus Unit are:

  • 8:00am to 8:00pm

We recommend family members communicate with staff at the unit to arrange the best time for visits.

What to bring
When you are admitted to the Pandanus Unit, please bring:

  • Appropriate comfortable clothing (e.g. pajamas, shorts, tracksuits, t-shirts).
  • Toiletries (soap, soap container, toothbrush, tooth paste, shaving kit, shampoo, conditioner, tissues and any other preferred toiletries).
  • It is important that all personal property is labeled and kept secure.
  • Relatives and friends are encouraged to bring in photographs, musical devices etc. to assist the patient to feel comfortable in the unfamiliar surroundings.
  • Electrical appliances are allowed once they have been tagged and tested by the hospital electricians. Please communicate with staff members if you have questions.

Your room
Pandanus Unit provides single bedrooms with televisions; however, bathrooms are shared. Patients will be allocated a room on admission to the ward.

Meals
Please check with staff prior to bringing in snacks for patients. Meals are bedside services during the following times:
  • Breakfast: 7:30am
  • Lunch: 11:45am
  • Dinner: 4:45pm

Leaving the ward
Pandanus Unit is a locked ward designed to maintain the safety of all patients admitted to the unit. The ability for patients to leave the ward and visit other areas will be assessed by the team. Initially patients may require supervision outside the ward by staff members, family and/or friends.

Length of stay
Patient's length of stay in Pandanus Unit would depend on the medical condition and can range from approximately a few days up to six months. 

Interdisciplinary Team
  • Dietitian
  • Medical Team
  • Nursing Staff
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Social Worker
  • Speech Therapiesd

Wisteria Unit

Wisteria Unit is a 16 bed, authorised unit operating within Bayside Adult Mental Health Services that offers a structured and supportive environment for consumers aged 18 to 65 years of age who require 24-hour, 7 day a week, sub-acute inpatient care. Through the provision of collaborative treatment and mental health rehabilitation services, Wisteria Unit aims to provides consumers with the opportunity to enhance daily living and social skills with a view to realising their personal recovery goals.

Wisteria Unit has a large garden/courtyard area, own room with shared ensuite, well-equipped gym, music room, sensory room, lounge and dining areas.

Referrals

Referring service to complete a Transition of Care (TOC) if service is located within Metro South Hospital and Health Service and/or contact Wisteria Unit Nurse Unit Manager via email at msamhs_rehabilitation_wisteria@health.qld.gov.au or via phone on 07 3893 8360.

Wisteria Unit staff will contact the referring service and arrange an assessment time.  We strongly encourage potential consumers to visit the unit, to assist with understanding our environment and the services we provide.

Accommodation costs

Consumers pay a fee consistent with the provisions of Hospital and Health Boards Act Part 2 Section 20 and Part 2 Section 47 Health Service Directives Subsections (1) and (2) (g), Health Service Directive and Queensland Fees and Chargers Register. 

Meals are included in this price. The financial capacity of each consumer will be assessed, and alternative payment options may be considered where appropriate in consultation with the Nurse Unit Manager.

Visitor information

Visiting hours in Wisteria Unit are:

  • 8:00am to 8:00pm

We recommend family members communicate with staff at the unit to arrange the best time for visits.

What to bring
When you are admitted to Wisteria Unit, please bring:

  • Personal items (including appropriate clothing, laundry powder, toiletries and cigarettes if applicable).
  • $200.00 for Wisteria Unit hospital trust.
    2 weeks supply of medication (including depot medications and prn’s)
  • Wisteria Unit has laundry facilities and consumers are responsible for the washing and drying of their own clothes.
  • A personal safe is located in each bedroom for consumers to use.
  • Personal electrical appliances are allowed to be used once they have been tested and tagged by the hospital electricians.

Your room
Wisteria Unit has 16 single bedrooms, all with shared ensuite facilities. Consumers will be allocated a room on admission to the ward.

Meals
Meals are served in the unit dining room during the following times:

  • Breakfast: 8:00am
  • Lunch: 12:00pm
  • Dinner: 5:00pm

Leaving the ward
Wisteria Unit is a locked ward designed to maintain the safety of all consumers admitted to the unit. The ability for consumers to access the community for leave will be assessed by the medical officers on admission and throughout the length of stay.

Length of stay
The length of stay is dependent on consumer needs; however, the service aims to assist most people to transition back into the community within three months. 

Rehabilitation Program

Wisteria’s rehabilitation program is flexible in delivery and is aimed to meet the needs of the consumers throughout their recovery journey. Key therapeutic groups and interventions occur throughout the week (Monday to Friday) and consumers are also assisted to access the community on weekends where appropriate.

Multidisciplinary Team

Wisteria Unit is staffed by a multi-disciplinary team of clinicians who provide therapeutic interventions with regards medication and symptom management, physical activity and recreational sessions, as well as social skills, daily living skills, and nursing-based education.

Our team consists of:

  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Psychiatric Registrar
  • Psychologist
  • Recreation Officer
  • Social Worker
  • Music Therapist
  • Visiting GP
Last updated 29 May 2020
Last reviewed 24 March 2015