Centre Profile

Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre Mission: Maximising independence and optimising lifestyle through rehabilitation.

Background

Hampstead rehabilitataionHampstead Rehabilitation Centre is a campus of Royal Adelaide Hospital. It is a 150-bed facility which provides clinical rehabilitation services for people suffering from traumatic brain injury, stroke, other neurological and medical disorders, spinal cord injury, orthopaedic conditions and amputations.

The facility is situated in spacious garden surroundings in the suburb of Northfield, 10 kilometres north-east of the Adelaide city centre.

Rehabilitation is a process of restoring function through re-learning lost abilities or finding new ways of doing everyday activities to maximise lifestyle. Rehabilitation is very different from being “treated” in an acute hospital care setting. In all areas trained allied health, medical and nursing staff work with clients, client’s families and friends, and others, to design and implement rehabilitation programs using an integrated team approach.

The major focus of the inpatient units is to provide highly specialised physical rehabilitation programs for clients with disabilities arising from medical and age related illness, orthopaedic injury and amputation, stroke, neurological illness, spinal cord and brain injury. A range of inpatient and outpatient services support these programs.

The Centre for Physical Activity in Ageing has a comprehensively equipped gymnasium available to exercise rehabilitation and health promotion client's. A well-equipped exercise laboratory facilitates the conduct of fitness testing within rehabilitation and research programs. Client's with disabilities and physical limitations are well accommodated through modification of existing equipment items and programs. Water based programs are conducted in the hydrotherapy pool. The Centre for Physical Activity in ageing also conducts various “off campus” programs which utilise the facilities of different community groups/organisations.