Rehabilitation services currently provided at Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre will be moved to The Queen Elizabeth Hospital upon completion of a $270 million upgrade at the hospital, which includes an advanced, purpose-built facility for people with an acquired brain injury or spinal cord injury.
By co-locating the units with other acute and medical services and facilities at TQEH, this will allow patients to commence their rehabilitation journey sooner, so they can recover faster. It will also reduce the need for patients to be transferred to other health facilities or hospitals for care, treatment or diagnostics not currently available at Hampstead.
Brain injury and spinal cord injury patients will also have access to a new hydrotherapy pool being built at TQEH as part of the redevelopment.
The stage three redevelopment of the hospital follows $139 million invested in the TQEH since 2002. Work will commence in 2018 and construction will support 780 full-time jobs.