Rehabilitation

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Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation aims to enable people to reach and maintain their optimal physical, sensory, intellectual, psychological and social functional levels after injury or illness.

It provides people with the tools they need to attain independence and self-determination.

The University of Canberra Hospital: Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research is supported by state-of-the-art technologies and innovative therapy spaces.

Canberrans will be better able to access rehabilitation services. Patients will benefit from:

  • improved physical comfort
  • a smoother transition through the ACT Health system, and
  • improved care with multidisciplinary teams of health professionals.

It will move rehabilitation patients out of an acute hospital setting, such as Canberra Hospital and Calvary Public Hospital Bruce, and into a therapeutic environment that will promote recovery and encourage activity, independence and autonomy.

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All under one roof

Bringing all rehabilitation services together under one roof will save Canberrans from having to travel to various locations across the ACT. It provides the opportunity to streamline appointments.

It also brings ACT Health’s experienced rehabilitation staff together, improving collaboration within multidisciplinary teams and resulting in better outcomes for patients.

Patients staying at the University of Canberra Hospital: Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research won’t need to travel to various different locations for follow-up appointments when they return home. Instead, they will visit one, purpose built, familiar environment.

Enhanced Rehabilitation Day Program

Bringing all rehabilitation services together under one roof has enabled the enhanced Rehabilitation Day Program at the University of Canberra Hospital: Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research.

The Rehabilitation Day Program will allow people to stay at home with their family and live in their own community, while still receiving the necessary intensity of therapy at the new hospital required for their ongoing functional improvement.

New technology

New, state-of-the-art therapeutic technologies have been specifically chosen to increase treatment options and aid people through their recovery journey.

Contemporary technologies will see better patient enablement and engagement, and support improved collaboration between staff.

One of our most common pieces of feedback is that patients often find themselves repeating their story as they move through the health system. New technology will improve information sharing across ACT Health between speciality staff.

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