Subacute beds are for adolescents who require medium-term, intensive treatment and rehabilitation services in a safe, secure, structured, hospital-based environment. They provide 24 hours per day, seven days per week care for young people with severe and complex mental health issues, who require extended treatment, rehabilitation, and access to onsite schooling. This service is aimed at a small group of young people, whose needs cannot be safely and effectively met through alternative services (as recommended by the Expert Clinical Reference Group). Subacute beds are currently available at the Queensland Children’s Hospital in south Brisbane.
Do I need a referral?
You do not need a formal referral to access this service.
Operational Director – Judi Krause
Medical Director – Dr Stephen Stathis M.B.B.S., FRANZCP, Cert Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, DTM&H, MSc
Medical Director – Dr Jillian Spencer MBBS (Hons), BmedSci, FRANZCP, Cert Forensic Psychiatry, Cert Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Dr Kara Forde MB BCh BAO FRANZCP,Cert Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Dr Jannie Geertsema MBCHB, AMC, FRANZCP, Cert Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Dr Brendan McGuire MBBS, FRANZCP
Dr Susan Wilson MBBS (Hons), FRANZCP, Cert Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Advanced Certificate Mental Health Sciences PIMH (University of Melbourne)
Dr John Varghese M.B.B.S ,FRANZCP,RANZP Cert Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Dr Ray Cash MBBS, FRANZCP
Dr Maria Hanger MBBS, DPM, FRANZCP