Rehabilitation patients

Welcome to our State Rehabilitation Service. You are now entering the next phase of your journey – rehabilitation.

Rehabilitation is an active process by which you are helped to acquire knowledge and skills to maximise physical, psychological, emotional, social and vocational potential. This process aims to maintain your dignity, self-respect and a quality of life that is as satisfying as possible. The goals of rehabilitation are to optimise function, promote independence, and preserve self-esteem.

Complete recovery is not always possible. The focus of your goals is to help compensate for your alteration to function and aid in adjusting and accepting these changes. This then enables you to gain an optimal level of function for the future.

Read more in the booklet below about:

  • your rehabilitation journey
  • the rehabilitation team
  • therapy
  • what items to bring
  • important things to note
  • patient or family meetings
  • goal setting
  • timetables
  • visitors
  • leave
  • Carers, Health professionals and Users Motivated to Success (CHUMS).


Our State Rehabilitation Service patient information booklet contains information available on the Your hospital stay pages on our website. It is also available in each patient room.

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