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Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre (1981 - )

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The Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre was established in 1981 at Northfield by the amalgamation of the Northfield Wards of the Royal Adelaide Hospital and Morris Hospital. Run by the Royal Adelaide Hospital it provided extended care and rehabilitation of both in-patients and out-patients. The Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre was still operating in 2014.

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The Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre was established in 1981 on Hampstead Road at Northfield by the Royal Adelaide Hospital. It was formed by the amalgamation of the Northfield Wards of the Royal Adelaide Hospital and Morris Hospital. The Hospital provided extended care and rehabilitation of both in-patients and out-patients. Rehabilitation units operated at the centre to assist orthopaedic patients, with spinal injuries and amputations, as well as geriatric patients and people suffering from brain injury. At the time of opening, with the Morris and Northfield Wards, Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre was made up of 46 buildings with 237 beds.

By the 2000s Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre had 150 funded inpatient beds and employed over 400 staff. The major focus of the inpatient units was to provide highly specialised physical rehabilitation programs for clients with disabilities arising from medical and age related illness, orthopaedic injury and amputation, stroke, neurological illness, spinal cord and brain injury.

The Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre was still operating in 2014.

Location

1981
Location - The Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre was situated at Hampstead Road, Northfield. Location: Northfield

Timeline

 1931 - 1936 Northfield Consumptive Home
 1932 - 1948 Northfield Infectious Diseases Hospital
       1936 - 1981 Morris Hospital
       1948 - 1981 Northfield Wards of the Royal Adelaide Hospital
             1981 - Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre

Publications

Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: 'Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre - Centre Profile', in Royal Adelaide Hospital, Royal Adelaide Hospital, 2013, http://www.rah.sa.gov.au/hampstead/hampstead.php; 'Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre: A History - from then to now', in Royal Adelaide Hospital, Royal Adelaide Hospital, 2013, http://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/cacdb80047c1938d9c8dde7c69742d6b/HRC_History_A3_flyer.pdf?MOD=AJPERES&CACHEID=cacdb80047c1938d9c8dde7c69742d6b.

Prepared by: Gary George