Admissions and referrals

We provide a range of referral pathways for acute, elective, rehabilitation and older adult rehabilitation care.

Elective admissions

These are usually arranged by referral to one of our accredited specialists. Use find a specialist to see our top specialists.

GP admissions

GPs must be formally accredited to the hospital to admit patients under their care. You will need to provide 24-hour cover for your admitted patients.

Tel: 08 9370 9222 to request an admission for your patient.

We cannot accept patients awaiting placement in residential care or with special care needs such as patients with dementia or confusion.

Private rehabilitation admissions

GPs, specialists, and discharge planners and case managers within hospitals can refer their patients to our Specialist Rehabilitation Service.

To refer your patient, please complete the referral form and email to: [email protected]

To discuss your patient, please call 08 9370 9822 or 0429 044 222

Restorative Unit - public aged care rehabilitation (inpatients)

Our 24-bed Restorative Unit specialises in the assessment and short-term rehabilitation of older public patients to help them regain movement and independence in daily living activities, retain function and reduce deterioration. Care is provided by geriatric consultants and rehabilitation specialists, nurses and an allied health team.

Patient admission criteria:

  • >65 years old (Indigenous people with chronic disease and/or complications can be <65 years old)
  • Reside in the inner suburbs of the East Metropolitan Health Service catchment area, unless from Royal Perth Hospital
  • Low risk of requiring after hours intervention
  • Recent change in functional status
  • Be able to benefit from and participate in multidisciplinary therapy
  • Clear diagnosis and rehabilitation treatment goals, with expectation they will make improvements.
  • Willingness and ability to participate in rehabilitation program and be motivated to achieve goals

Patients will be accepted for admission if the hospital is able to provide an appropriate service, determined by the admitting consultant, nurse unit manager, rehabilitation assessment nurse and other relevant clinicians.

Exclusion criteria:

  • Dementia complications and needs may be better met through psycho-geriatric service
  • Solely psychiatric impairment care
  • Acute medical care needs
  • Respite care
  • Palliative care

To refer a patient:

  1. Send patient information and history to [email protected]
  2. Referral accepted via discussion with rehabilitation assessment nurse, nurse unit manager and consultant
  3. Rehabilitation assessment nurse arranges admission
  4. Admission accepted within office hours
For any queries, please contact our rehabilitation assessment nurse on:
Tel: 0408 154 832
Email: [email protected]

Public aged care Day Therapy Unit (outpatients)

Any medical professional can refer to the Day Therapy Unit including WA public hospitals and General Practitioners. Care is provided by geriatric consultants and rehabilitation specialists, nurses and an allied health team.

There are two ways to refer to this service:

1. Central Referral Service

Fax: 1300 365 056

Email: [email protected]

Post: Central Referral Service, PO Box 3462, Midland WA 6056 

2. Complete the referral form 

Download the Day Therapy Unit referral form and return to 

Fax: 08 9370 9905

Email: [email protected]

Public mental health admissions

Our Ursula Frayne Unit provides public inpatient services and recovery-focused care for older adults with mental health challenges. The 12-bed unit has been established to service the inner Perth metropolitan area, and is managed by the East Metro Older Adult Mental Health Service.

Email: [email protected]