Rehabilitation Ward (General Rehabilitation - Parkes 7 West)

How we can help you

If you have had an illness or injury, we will help you set goals and work with you to regain function, independence and wellbeing. 

Our therapies include: psychology, hydrotherapy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, social work, dietetics and podiatry.

Since March 2020, we have made temporary changes across our Hospital to help us protect our patients, community and staff from the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Our General Rehabilitation ward has moved location to Level 7 in the Parkes Building and we have made changes to some of our rehabilitation programs.

There are important changes for visitors to our Hospital. Please read about these changes for visitors and contact one of our Nursing team before visiting our ward.

There will also be changes to our home based rehabilitation programs.

We care for people who want to recover function or independence after a:

  • Stroke
  • Neurological condition such as cerebral aneurysm, multiple sclerosis, parkinson’s disease, neuropathy or polio
  • Arm or leg amputation
  • Bone, muscle or joint problem
  • Spinal injury
  • Period in hospital where they have lost some function or ability.

Our team includes:

  • Medical staff
  • Nursing staff
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Dietician
  • Speech Therapists
  • Social workers
  • Psychologist
  • Orthotists

You are the central member of your rehabilitation team. We will work together with you to set your individual goals and enable personalised rehabilitation that maximises your potential and transition back to the community.

We believe research helps us improve what we do and we test and introduce new, proven techniques. You will sometimes be asked whether you wish to participate in research projects. We will always respect your right to decline if you don’t wish to participate.

We are a teaching hospital and have many team members who are trainees. Interns  are newly qualified doctors. The registrar looking after you is in training to become a specialist in rehabilitation medicine. The nursing staff will often include students from our affiliated Universities working under supervision, as do our physiotherapy, occupational therapy, social work, speech pathology and dietician staff. Be assured that they are all well-supervised by fully accredited senior staff members.

Even our experienced permanent staff members are committed to continual education to keep up to date and to learn new ways of working and supporting your recovery.

Please let us know if you need an interpreter. You can contact us telephoning the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450. Tell the operator what language you speak and then ask the interpreter to set up a telephone conversation between you, an interpreter, and the healthcare professional you want to speak with.