Metro South Health
Tim Geraghty is a Rehabilitation Medicine Physician, Medical Chair: Division of Rehabilitation, and A/Chair, Centres for Health Research, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Metro South Health. He is having a break from clinical work at present but has been a Staff Specialist in the Queensland Spinal Cord Injuries Service (QSCIS) for almost 20 years.
He is the current President, Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine (AFRM, RACP).
Dr Geraghty undertakes research in a range of areas related to spinal cord injury and rehabilitation medicine and has been a co-investigator on national and international spinal cord injury research projects. He is Professor of Rehabilitation, Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University and Deputy-Director of The (recently established) Hopkins Centre: Research for Rehabilitation and Resilience.
He is also Co-Chair of the Queensland Statewide Rehabilitation Clinical Network and has a keen interest in strategic planning and service development in rehabilitation medicine and rehabilitation services with the ultimate aim of improving services for people with a disability.
Future planning for ABI rehabilitation services in Queensland
Work is underway across Queensland to further develop and enhance specialist brain injury rehabilitation services following the 2016 endorsement of the Adult Brain Injury Rehabilitation Health Service Plan 2016-2026. ABI SCI Connect is a project to drive implementation of the plan in areas of coordination, access, quality and capability with the vision of excellence and integration in brain and spinal cord injury services across Queensland. A statewide network of specialised brain injury rehabilitation services is proposed to be developed across the acute inreach, inpatient, transition and community continuum. The tertiary service will be based at Princess Alexandra Hospital with hub sites at Townsville, Sunshine Coast, Metro North and Gold Coast hospital and health services. The scope of work includes development of communication systems, data strategy, clinical pathways, service profiles and funding mechanisms. A project background, context and overview will be presented.