Balmain Hospital also operates a Transition Care Unit. Patients are admitted to the unit from other hospitals across Sydney Local Health District. The Unit offers an extended patient stay of up to 12 weeks, providing short-term support for older people who are medically stable but who need time to complete their recovery. Transition care helps patients to maximise their mobility and independence, and gives patients time to finalise their living arrangements.
The Transition Care Unit provides a home-like environment. You can wear your regular clothing and footwear in the Unit, and you are welcome to bring comforts from home, such as special pillows or doonas for a single bed. A washing machine and dryer are available in the Unit for use by patients free of charge.