A new 48-bed facility, with a purpose-built rehabilitation gymnasium, café and town square – that’s what spinal cord injury and brain injury rehabilitation patients from across the state will be able to access when services relocate to the reactivated Repat.
While the detailed design is still in progress, the early works have just commenced in an important milestone for the major project, which is due for completion by the end of 2021.
The new facilities are being co-designed by our staff, patients and their families to ensure the new location supports therapy, wellbeing and recovery – a great example of how we can work with our community to deliver patient-centred care.
Consumer representative Ryan Mann has been involved in the process and said the new facilities would provide a modern and contemporary environment for patients.
“We have the ability to bring the community and people with expertise together to make sure we do bring a world leading facility to our state.
“It’s all about community integration. If you have a facility that can’t help different types of people reintegrate into the community, then what’s the point? The idea of this facility is that we’re going to be able to achieve those things.”
The State’s spinal cord injury and brain injury rehabilitation services are currently based at Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre.
The new facilities will be co-located with other health services at the reactivated Repat Health Precinct.
Pictured are Medical Director SA Spinal Cord Injury Service A/Prof Ruth Marshall, consumer representative Ryan Mann, Medical Director SA Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service Dr Miranda Jelbart and Executive Director of Capital Works & Planning Rachael Kay.