We are very pleased to let you know that we now have a dedicated inpatients children’s treatment area. This is in the Rehabilitation Institute. The first children went to the unit on 1st June 2011.
Children need to be treated in a different way to adults. For many years this it been recommended that medical services for children are in their own area with their own staff. We have only admitted children into the Rehabilitation Institute for the last few years which is why the area was recently started.
The area is separate from the adult treatment areas and is more child friendly than the adult areas. It is also smaller and we can treat up to 8 children at one time.
All the children come with their parents to start at 8am and have therapy up till 4.30pm. Therapy is Monday to Friday and a half day on Saturday. There are breaks for snacks and lunch! The therapy is also special for the children and includes play therapy which is so important in a child’s development. Play therapy uses play as a way to give therapy and can be continued by families when they go home.
Some children have therapy as an outpatient at the hospital, it can be less expensive than inpatient therapy. You can talk to the doctors about treatment for children in the outpatients. Phone the call centre to make an appointment. See the pages about appointments for more details. Appointments
You can book appointments by phone, post or coming to the appointment. You can phone the Appointments Call Center any day, at the times shown below. They can tell you the different ways you can book.
|Monday – Friday||7 am to 9.30 pm||0416 228 8000|
|Saturday||7 am to 7 pm|
|Sunday||10am to 2pm|
General Patient Enquiries
Please phone the call centre, or email them at
Patient care enquiries for PMR:
Book appointments by phoning the number above. For other information for patients with disabilities or rehabilitation needs please contact Dr. Debbie Skeil:
More detailed contact information can be found at Contact Us
We hope this information is accurate; if you have any additional information that may be useful or spot any mistakes, please let us know.
Last Edited April 2014