Medical inpatient units at Uxbridge site

Medical inpatient units at Uxbridge site

Uxbridge site inpatient unit doctor with patient on bed

The inpatient unit at the Uxbridge site provides acute care for adults with medical conditions – distinctive from surgical care needs. Our inpatient unit is divided between acute medicine, complex continuing care, rehabilitation (low-tolerance, long-duration) 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 transitioning patients safely back into the community.

Low tolerance, long duration rehabilitation (LTLD)

Low tolerance, long duration (LTLD) rehabilitation is a program in the hospital that provides multidisciplinary assessment and rehabilitation for people with complex medical conditions and comorbid conditions that prevent their participation in a regular rehabilitation program. Due to lower tolerance, patients generally require a longer course of therapy with shorter, less frequent periods of rehabilitation in order to improve and maintain their ability to function.

One goal of rehabilitation is to restore a person’s ability to function to the level it was before they became ill. Another goal is to improve their ability to function independently. These can help patients reach and maintain their best possible physical, sensory, intellectual, psychological and social functioning levels.

Our healthcare team consists of physicians, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and a registered dietician.

We have ward, semi-private and private rooms. Patients are assigned to rooms depending on availability and their individual needs.

All patients admitted to rehabilitation should have a realistic discharge plan in place prior to admission. In addition, a patient’s healthcare team will discuss their progress and gains regularly 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.

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