Sub-Acute care is a comprehensive and cost-effective inpatient programme for patients who have suffered an acute event as a result of an illness; injury or disease; have a determined course of treatment; and who do not require intensive diagnostic and/or invasive procedures.
Our sub-acute and rehabilitation hospitals also focus on patients with complex medical needs. These include patients who have suffered strokes or other forms of brain injury, spinal cord injuries, severe motor vehicle accidents or require post-operative rehabilitation to help ensure maximum restoration of mobility and quality of life. In order to achieve this, we have set up multi-disciplinary teams typically composed of a general practitioner, nurse, case manager, physiotherapist, speech therapist, occupational therapist, psychologist, dietician and importantly, a social worker. These professionals come together frequently as a team to discuss each case, and also conduct meetings with the patient’s family or caregivers.
They also work very closely with the health insurer and are integrated in terms of data exchange between the two. Intercare was the first group to develop a programme with Discovery Health on utilising this model of care to reduce admissions following discharge. Readmissions were reduced by 33% and preventable admissions by 50%.
• Hazeldean: 36 Beds
• Irene: 36 Beds
• Sandton: 36 Beds
• Tyger Valley: 58 Beds
• Therapy rooms
• Home-simulation environment
• Specialized equipment and assisted devices