Construction starts on Brain Injury Rehabilitation and Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation facilities

16 July 2020

Construction has commenced on a Brain Injury Rehabilitation and Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation facilities at the reactivated Repat site.

The $80 million investment into the new 48-bed facility will provide a high-quality modern and contemporary environment that will optimise patient experience and recovery and promote health and wellbeing.

The purpose designed facility will deliver a patient and family centred service, offering research and therapy spaces, including a sports gymnasium designed specifically to complement rehabilitation services.

Thanks to $5 million of Commonwealth funding, the Repat will also be home to a dedicated Veterans’ Wellbeing Centre.

The new Veterans’ Wellbeing Centre aims to strengthen relationships, improve service coordination, advocacy and integrate health promotion activities, to achieve better health and well-being outcomes for our veterans and their families.

The Centre will also ensure veterans maintain a strong link with the site through a dedicated space which will further meet their needs and the needs of their families.

The significant project and build will require a large, highly-skilled workforce, helping to boost employment opportunities for locals and investment in other South Australian companies. Up to 400 new South Australian jobs will be created through the latest phase of work to reactivate the Repat Health Precinct.

Reactivating the Repat site has received a total investment from both the State and Federal Governments of almost $110 million.

Brain injury and spinal cord injury rehabilitation services are currently offered at the Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre and will relocate to the Repat Health Precinct in late 2021.