Inpatient Rehabilitation

Inpatient rehabilitation is provided to people who are in hospital.

Services available

Inpatient rehabilitation programs provide hospital based intensive rehabilitation for people who are unable to receive home based rehabilitation, for conditions such as:

  • complex fractures (including hip and pelvis)
  • complex total hip and knee joint replacements and spinal surgery
  • critical illness conditions as a result of prolonged intensive care admissions
  • Guilian Barre Syndrome and other neurological conditions including brain tumours
  • limb amputation
  • mild brain injuries
  • multi-trauma (for example trauma as a result of motor vehicle accident)
  • stroke and subarachnoid haemorrhages (bleeding in the area between the brain and the tissue that covers it)
  • severe burns
  • spinal cord injury

Inpatient programs are delivered by experienced multi-disciplinary teams (Medical/Nursing/Allied Health) and students.

You may also have access to:

  • hydrotherapy
  • orthotics (splints/braces)
  • prosthetics (artificial limbs)
  • Spasticity Clinic
  • robotics
  • other medical specialties such as cardiology and geriatrics.

Accessing inpatient rehabilitation

To access inpatient rehabilitation services, a referral is required from the hospital where you are receiving your current medical care or from a General Practitioner or specialist in the community.

Once you have been referred, a rehabilitation doctor or nurse coordinator will visit you in hospital to help decide if inpatient rehabilitation is the most suitable care option for you. If inpatient rehabilitation is not available at the hospital where you are receiving your medical care, you may be transferred to a location which provides inpatient rehabilitation.

Inpatient rehabilitation is provided in both county and metropolitan South Australia. See referral and contact information for a list of site locations.

Referral and contact information

Central Adelaide Local Health Network

To discuss referral, contact the Inpatient Rehabilitation Triage (Patient flow) Coordinator on 0421 098 528 or email

Referral forms (XLS 154KB) can be faxed to: (08) 8222 1464

Northern Adelaide Local Health Network

Referral forms (PDF 109KB) can be emailed to 

Modbury Hospital
Phone: (08) 8161 2000 
Smart Road, Modbury, SA 5092

Southern Adelaide Local Health Network

Further information can be found at Inpatient Rehabilitation at SALHN.

To discuss referral, contact the Inpatient Rehabilitation Triage Coordinator on 0401 716 499.

The SALHN Rehabilitation Referral Form (PDF 298KB) can be emailed to

Flinders Medical Centre
Phone: Tobruk (08) 8404 2062 – Fax: (08) 8404 2063
Phone: Kokoda (08) 8404 2140 – Fax: (08) 8404 2143
Rehabilitation and Palliative Care Building
Flinders Drive, Bedford Park SA 5042

To discuss referral, contact your local site.


Phone: (08) 8580 2500
21 Cornwell Street, Berri SA 5343

South east

Mount Gambier 
Phone: (08) 8721 1460
Wehl Street North, Mount Gambier SA 5290

Eyre Peninsula and Western South Australia

Phone: (08) 8648 8327
20 Wood Terrace, Whyalla SA 5608

Yorke and Northern

Phone: (08) 8823 0333
1 Ernest Street, Wallaroo SA 5556