For Inpatients – Brain Injury Unit
Royal Rehab’s Brain Injury Unit is a highly specialised service providing inpatient traumatic brain injury (TBI) specialist rehabilitation. It is a state-wide service dedicated to supporting adults aged 16 to 65 years with the skills, function and confidence to live life as independently as possible following injury.
Individually tailored rehabilitation programs are delivered through a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals including rehabilitation doctors, nurses and allied health professionals. Rehabilitation takes place in our purpose-built facility and can incorporate an array of on-site resources such as gymnasium, hydrotherapy pool, productive garden and adaptive exercise equipment. All patient rooms are single rooms with individual ensuite bathrooms. There is also a shared treatment area, accessible courtyard and an outdoor recreation area which can be used for therapy and family visitors. Royal Rehab is a purpose-built facility, located on exceptional grounds with lots of recreational and nature spaces to assist with recovery.
Staying with us
What to bring to Hospital
Your referring hospital will arrange your admission with Royal Rehab. They will also provide details of your injury including all relevant information about medications, investigations (scans and reports) and any follow up appointments. Please bring any required toiletries for your stay, including toothbrush/paste, denture cleaner (if applicable), comb, brush, shampoo and body wash. If you use a visual aid such as reading glasses, please ensure you pack all the types you need such as multifocal, bifocal or a specific pair of reading glasses. If you use hearing aids be sure to pack spare batteries. Patients are encouraged to wear their own clothing, and suitable footwear during their admission at Royal Rehab. Clothing should enable as much independence as possible, whilst maintaining dignity and privacy. As an example, button up shirts and draw string pants may be easier for some to manage than zippers. Clothing that is sized slightly larger than usual may also assist with building independence. Shoes should be well fitting and fully enclosed, thongs and slippers are examples of footwear that is not appropriate. Carers and family are encouraged to bring in photos to personalise your room environment. Story boards and memorabilia can be a great aid to cognitive rehabilitation.
What to leave at home
Whilst every care is taken, Royal Rehab are unable to take responsibility for your personal belongings while you are a patient. Please do not bring large sums of cash, or valuable items with you.
Wall of Fame
Every year, Royal Rehab hosts the Wall of Fame, where past clients of our Brain Injury Unit are asked to share their rehabilitation journey. These stories are then framed and displayed on the walls of our Brain Injury Unit to inspire current clients and their families about the progress which can be made by reading other people’s stories.