Inpatient units (Uxbridge site)

patient with nurse at uxbridge

The inpatient unit at the Uxbridge site provides acute care for adults with medical conditions - distinctive from surgical care needs. Our bed allocation is divided between acute medicine, rehabilitation (low-tolerance, long-duration), complex continuing care and palliative care.

Complex continuing care

Complex continuing care beds are used for patients with multiple care needs requiring active rehabilitation to assist with their recovery. This specialized rehabilitation care is focused on to transitioning patients safely back into the community.

 Low tolerance, low duration rehabilitation (LTLD)

LTLD rehabilitation is a hospital-based program that provides multidisciplinary assessment and rehabilitation for persons with complex medical conditions and co-morbid conditions that prevent their participation in a regular stream rehabilitation program. Due to lower tolerance, patients generally require a longer course of therapy with shorter, less frequent periods of rehabilitation in order to achieve and retain functional gains.

The primary goals of rehabilitation are to restore an individual’s functional performance to their pre-morbid level of functioning and/or maximize their functional independence with respect to activities of daily living, in order to reach and maintain their optimal physical, sensory, intellectual, psychological and social functional levels.

Care team:

Our multidisciplinary team consists of physicians, nurses, social worker, pharmacist, physiotherapist, occupational therapist and a registered dietician.

Room accommodation:

The rooms comprised of ward, semi-private and private rooms. Patients are assigned to rooms depending on availability and individual patient needs.

Discharge guidelines:

It is the expectation that all patients admitted to rehabilitation have a realistic discharge plan in place prior to admission. In addition a patient’s progress and gains will be discussed regularly with the health care team in order to confirm the discharge destination.

Palliative care

Our palliative care unit provides treatment and support for adults who require acute palliative pain and symptom management and/or end-of-life care. We most frequently care for patients with various forms of cancer. These patients are clinically unstable due to severe complications from secondary to advanced disease, require continuous therapeutic interventions to manage pain and related symptoms and have complex needs requiring interdisciplinary interventions.

We also provide our patients and their families with psychosocial, spiritual and grief counseling in a supportive and holistic environment. Our interdisciplinary healthcare team has expertise in wound management, dementia, end-of-life care and pain control.