Repat site

Reactivating the Repat

Concept Master Plan released

The Concept Master Plan (PDF 2MB) for reactivating the Repat site is now available.

Dementia services, older persons’ mental health, specialised brain and spinal rehabilitation, care transition and surgical procedures will be offered at the Repat.

A new purpose-built, state-of-the-art brain injury facility will be built to provide a 26 bed specialist inpatient ward and the former rehabilitation wards will be redeveloped  to provide for a new 23 bed state-wide spinal injury ward.

Following on from the Oakden recommendations, an 18 bed specialised facility will care for some of the most vulnerable residents suffering extreme behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD). This will form part of a dedicated dementia village, including 60 places of care for people with dementia who have complex care needs

A ‘town square’ will also be developed to create a cultural hub and open outdoor flexible use space including a new wheelchair training/sports gymnasium, refurbishment of the SPF Hall and a new cafe.

Next steps

The concept plan (PDF 2MB) is available for comment until Monday 25 February.
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Expression of Interest

SA Health received thirty one submissions to the Expression of Interest process. Submissions were received from a variety of private and non-government organisations interested in partnering with SA Health in delivering a range of health and wellbeing related services to maximise the reactivation opportunities the Repat presents. A number of the submissions show strong interest from organisations to deliver the services identified by the community as priorities for a reactivated site.

These submissions are currently being analysed and distilled in alignment with the community feedback to inform how the final Master Plan will be delivered.

Repat Consultation Report

The Repat Consultation Report (PDF 2MB) was released on Tuesday 30 October 2018.

The report identifies the services the community identified as priorities for a revitalised Repat Health Precinct, which includes brain, spinal and community rehabilitation, enduring mental health, day surgery procedures and care transition. The report also identified a range of services that a portion of respondents considered were missing from the proposed concept options. The top six themes of these services were lymphoedema, outpatients, mental health, accommodation, aged care and veteran services.

While the final concept plan is yet to be developed, the public’s feedback demonstrated the community’s strong view that the Repat site needed to be reactivated as a health precinct to take pressure off the health system and provide world-class services for South Australians.

More than 1500 members of the community participated in the community and stakeholder engagement process.

The Repat site is a fundamental piece to the health system and SA Health is dedicated to listening to the community and working closely with key stakeholders on how the site can be rejuvenated in the best interest of the community.

New beds available on site

Twenty new beds are now open at Repat RA on the Repat site. These beds are for long stay patients who are currently waiting up to six months in hospital for Commonwealth or community support.

A further 20 beds will remain open within the VITA Precinct.

The 40 beds will provide a high quality and much needed service for long stay patients with complex needs, and is part of the State Government’s commitment to the reactivation of the Repat site.

The spirit of the Repat, with its hydrotherapy pool, gardens, peaceful surroundings and friendly access, will be both a great place for these patients, while also helping to alleviate pressure from the acute system.

Car parking for families and friends are nearby and they can visit the Repat site. A map (PDF 87KB) is available to help locate them on the site.

Repat RA ward location

Enter Gate 8 off Goodwood Road
Repat Health Precinct
Rehab Building 012
Carpark 2, Northeast Entrance
Daw Park SA 5041

Telephone: 7117 5010

Repat hydrotherapy pool

The Repat hydrotherapy pool is a valuable rehabilitation service for hundreds of residents in the southern suburbs.

The Repat pool recently re-opened and is accessible to patients from services across the south and community groups with a focus on health and wellness.

For more information, please contact Seamus Smith from the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network’s Rehabilitation, Aged and Palliative Care Division on (08) 8404 2250.

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