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Merger of Royal Rehab & breakthru brings greater choice & control for people with disability & disadvantaged groups across NSW, QLD & VIC

Royal Rehab has announced that it has merged with breakthru, a leading for-purpose disability support organisation, registered NDIS provider, disability employment services provider and registered training organisation. The merger will enable greater access to a wider range of services and supports for people with disability and for disadvantaged groups across New South Wales, Queensland, and Victoria.

The merger will mean thousands of Australians will be able to receive multidisciplinary rehabilitation and allied health therapy including advanced rehabilitation technology, supported accommodation services, disability services, mental health supports and employment services through the one organisation. Training services will also be available for disability support workers, aged care workers, allied health assistants and mental health professionals.

For Royal Rehab and breakthru customers, we are pleased to let you know that the merger will mean you will continue to receive the same great services plus you will now be able to access a selection of new services!

Matt Mackay, Chief Executive Officer of Royal Rehab, said “We are excited to bring together the vast experience and expertise of both organisations to break down barriers and enable Australians with disability to access a wider range of services. This will provide more choice and allow individuals to build a range of holistic supports to meet their specific needs. At the heart of this merger, is our purpose — to empower people living with illness, injury or disability to achieve their potential.”

Royal Rehab is currently leading the market in offering advanced rehabilitation technology to Australians out of our Sydney-based sites. Through the merger, we aim to make the latest devices — such as robotics, virtual reality, and communication equipment — available through breakthru’s 23 metropolitan, regional, and rural locations across New South Wales, Queensland, and Victoria. This will enable more Australians to access cutting-edge technology and much-needed clinical support services that would otherwise be significantly delayed or unavailable.

According to breakthru General Manager Judi Higgin, “By bringing together our shared skills and expertise we will enable improved access to a wider range of services and supports, which will ultimately enhance opportunities and life outcomes for thousands of people across Australia.

‘’By joining forces, our customers will be provided the opportunity to access better technology and clinical services, which is particularly valuable for many people in our regional and rural locations. Merging also allows us to complement Royal Rehab’s existing rehabilitation facilities with our employment and training services, taking us one step closer to our vision of seamless inclusion for people with disability.”

The organisations will bring together a combined 146 years of experience, specialist skills and expertise in the rehabilitation and disability support sectors. The merger will enable Royal Rehab to share in training, upskilling and research opportunities for the 1300+ employees across Royal Rehab and breakthru, positively contributing to the health care and community services sectors.

breakthru will now operate as a subsidiary of Royal Rehab under the breakthru brand.

If you are an existing breakthru customer and you have any questions or comments, please contact Nhu Nguyen via nhu.nguyen@breakthru.org.au

If you are an existing Royal Rehab customer and you have any questions or comments, please contact Stephen Khoury via stephen.khoury@royalrehab.com.au

We look forward to sharing more news in the coming months about exciting new services for our customers!