Inpatient Rehabilitation Program - 4th Generation Clinics

4th Generation Inpatient Rehabilitation program provides hospital based intensive rehabilitation for people who remain dependent following:

  • stroke and subarachnoid haemorrhages - bleeding in the area between the brain and the tissue that covers it
  • amputation of limbs
  • fractures including hip and pelvic fractures
  • surgery including total knee or total hip replacement and laminectomies
  • mild brain injuries

We also care for people following a complex hospital stay that has left them with walking problems or for people who have neurological disorders such as:

  • Guillian-Barre syndrome
  • multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Parkinson's disease
  • brain tumours

The program is delivered by a team of staff and students who work on Rehabilitation Wards A, B and V. We are proud of our training programs and its likely you will meet some of our students during your stay. Our teams can include qualified and student:

  • rehabilitation physicians
  • occupational therapists
  • physiotherapists
  • speech pathologists
  • social workers
  • nurses
  • dieticians
  • psychologists
  • prosthetists
  • exercise therapists

We can also assist with access to:

  • hydrotherapy
  • orthotics (splints, braces, calipers)
  • prosthetics (artificial limbs)
  • robotics
  • other medical specialties such as cardiology and geriatrics

Family meetings - video

Our rehabilitation teams also include the patient and their family. Together, the team makes plans for rehabilitation.

Location: Rehabilitation Wards A, B and V, Repatriation General Hospital

There are 55 beds in our rehabilitation wards and we provide 24 hour medical care. 

Rehabilitation Ward Vita

Telephone: (08) 74250139
Fax:   (08) 74250161 
Hours:  8.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday

Rehabilitation Wards A and B 
Telephone:  (08) 8275 1920

Fax: (08) 8374 0169

Hours: 8.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday


People accessing our inpatient rehabilitation program will:

  • have a medical diagnosis from a doctor and be medically stable
  • will need more than just time to recover independence or the ability to walk
  • have a goal that can't be achieved as an outpatient
  • be physically able to participate in a program that involved 2-3 hours of therapy a day
  • have sufficient memory and reasoning to participate
  • be motivated to participate
  • live in Mitcham, Unley, Onkaparinga, Holdfast, or Marion council areas or in Adelaide Hills and some country areas (prior to transfer back)
  • have a summarised social profile, identifying current living arrangements, family and social support


Rehabilitation referral fact sheet - 4th Generation Clinics RGH (PDF 387KB)

Rehabilitation referral form - Inpatient and Day Rehabilitation - 4th Generation Clinics (docx. 90KB)

RGH Rehabilitation Assessment Coordinator
Telephone: (08) 8276 9666
Pager:   17991 (also text pager)
Office:   (08) 8275 1703 
Mobile:  0423 781 019

Please note: Inpatient care and therapy is 7 days a week. Admission and discharge are available Monday to Saturday.

Education and research

Visit our partners, Flinders University, for information about training and research opportunities available through 4th Generation Inpatient Rehabilitation. 

Flinders University - Clinical Rehabilitation

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