Spinal Injury Rehab Services Sydney
For Inpatients – Spinal Injury Unit
The Royal Rehab Spinal Cord Injury Unit is one of only two units in New South Wales dedicated to providing specialist rehabilitation services to people who have sustained a traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI). This specialist service, for which Royal Rehab is renowned, is delivered through a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals including rehabilitation doctors, nurses and allied health professionals. Individually tailored rehabilitation programs are customised for you and are goal-directed meaning we focus on what you want to achieve and the areas that are important to you in your daily life.
Our service aims to enrich lives through personalised expert support that empowers our clients with the skills and confidence to live life as independently as possible.
The SCI Unit is located in a purpose-built facility which includes a gymnasium and an on-site hydrotherapy pool. The service integrates seamlessly into the local community enabling rehabilitation programs to incorporate everyday activities such as visits to the local shops, cafes and parklands. You will learn in a peer supported environment at our ‘Learning Together’
sessions run in conjunction with Spinal Cord Injuries Australia (SCIA). SCIA also provides a one-on-one mentoring program for our clients.
During your stay clients are encouraged to take a break away with family and friends at the world-first resort for people with SCI, Sargood on Collaroy. Upon discharge, our Spinal Outreach Service (SOS) or the Hunter SCIS team, dependent on your location, will assist you with multi-disciplinary goal-based support after your initial discharge from the SCI unit.
Staying with us
What to bring to Hospital
We advise that you bring a few changes of comfortable clothing. Clothing that is loose at the waist and hip is easiest to put on and adjust. Please be aware that some fabrics and styles of clothing may cause problems. For example, back pockets and rivets in jeans may mark your skin. Slippery fabrics may cause you to slide and make it difficult to stay in an upright seated position. We also recommend that your socks and shoes are not too tight. Please bring any required toiletries for your stay including toothbrush/paste, comb, brush, shampoo and body wash.
What to leave at home
For your own security, please do not bring large sums of money or unnecessary items of value into the Unit. Royal Rehab cannot take responsibility for any personal items.