It's all 'Rock n Roll' for Rehabilitation patients
If you remember the days of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens or Big Bopper grab your rock'n'roll gear, get ready to boogie, and you can help out local patients of the Rehabilitation Unit at Caloundra Hospital.
The sure to be sell-out success 'Rock Cafe' comedy theatre restaurant is being held for two nights only on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 October 2008 at the Jubilee Hall, Maroochydore High School.
Shelley Nowlan, Queensland Health's Director of Nursing, Caloundra Health Services, said the fundraising event was a combined effort of the Rehabilitation Unit staff supported by the Sunshine Coast Health Foundation and skills and talent of 'Haven't Got a Kuluin Productions'.
"The ticket price includes a 3 course meal, show and dancing, with all proceeds going towards the purchase of additional equipment for rehabilitation patients".
"Rehabilitation aims to provide people with loss of function or ability, due to injury or disease, the opportunity to restore their dignity, self esteem and independence," Ms Nolan said.
"Rehabilitation patients receiving care in the unit include those with neurological (stroke, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis and head injuries), orthopaedic (eg knee and hip replacements), general debilitation - prolonged medical or surgical illness and amputees.
"Successful rehabilitation is not always achieved by applying some expensive therapeutic 'quick fix' but by spending the necessary time to teach people to take control of their own future and return with the highest possible level of independence to their family and friends, despite a possible continuing disability.
"Rehabilitation staff work hard to ensure that the patient, not the staff, are the 'lifesavers' of their own rehabilitation.
"This is achieved by a structured intervention processes involving assessment, goal setting, therapies and discharge planning.
"Each patient is fully supported by a dedicated multidisciplinary team ie doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, social workers, speech therapists and dieticians" Ms Nowlan said.
Tickets are $50.00 per head or $45.00 per head for groups of 10 or more (booked for the same night) and may be purchased by contacting the Sunshine Coast Health Foundation on telephone 5470 6133
Jubilee Hall, Maroochydore High School, Not Assigned
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