Maclean District Hospital’s new Rehabilitation Unit was officially opened on 2 June 2017 by the Federal MP for Page Kevin Hogan.

The Unit has 10-new purpose-built beds and will provide coordinated care from a multidisciplinary team that includes medical, nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology and social work.

“Previously, the nearest rehabilitation facilities were located in Coffs Harbour and Ballina, so this is a fantastic investment in the health of our growing population in the Clarence community,” Mr Hogan said.

The new unit offers single and double rooms, all with en-suite facilities. It also includes a fully equipped therapy gym, spacious dining room and kitchen for group activities and social interaction.

The Rehabilitation Unit adjoins a courtyard garden designed to provide patients with opportunities to practice regaining normal functions in a domestic setting.

Patients at the Unit receive individualised rehabilitation programs designed to provide them with tailored therapy to suit their particular needs.

State MP for Clarence, Chris Gulaptis, added that the rehab unit enables residents of the Clarence Valley to receive rehabilitation treatments without leaving the area.

“This fantastic facility allows patients in the Clarence Valley to access first class therapies right here on their doorstep.”