Goal setting

Goals are an integral part of the rehabilitation process. Your team will discuss the goals you need to achieve to be discharged. Your goals will be printed out for you and you or your support people will be asked to sign them. The goals will be reviewed regularly with your team.

Your predicted discharge date will be also set. A review will be undertaken half way towards this date to make sure you are on track to achieving your goals within the expected timeframe. If you are approaching completion of your goals earlier than anticipated the predicted discharge date will be adjusted accordingly.

If your achievement of goals is not going as well as expected then they will need to be reassessed, including a review of the reason for delay. This can be a result of:

  • illness preventing full participation
  • unrealistic goal setting
  • an unwillingness to participate.

As a result it may be necessary to consider an alternate discharge plan.


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

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