Reactivating the Repat
Construction has started on the Repat Upgrade
The State and Federal Government recently announced a $70 million funding (PDF 437KB) agreement to revitalise the Repat Health Precinct, including:
- a new Statewide brain and spinal rehabilitation unit
- an 18 bed specialised facility to care for some of the most vulnerable South Australians suffering extreme behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD)
- an 8 bed Specialised Dementia Care Unit, in addition to the 18 bed unit
- a state-of-the-art gymnasium for brain and spinal patients and athletes
- a ‘town square’ in the heart of the Repat to create a community hub and outdoor space.
The Federal Government has committed $30 million for a new Statewide brain and spinal rehabilitation unit, including a new state-of-the-art 26 bed inpatient facility.
Further, the Federal Government will provide more than $1.3 million a year to fund operation of an 8 bed specialised Dementia Care Unit, in addition to the 18 bed Ward 18.
The State Government will invest $40 million in the precinct, including $14.7 million for an 18 bed specialised facility to care for some of the most vulnerable South Australians suffering extreme behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD).
A further $25 million will be spent on a state-of-the-art gymnasium for brain and spinal patients and athletes, as well as a ‘town square’ in the heart of the Repat to create a community hub and outdoor space.
This funding ensures we are one step closer to reactivating and revitalising what will be a critical part of South Australia’s future health system.
SA Health is currently in negotiations to partner with a NGO to deliver the State’s dementia hub – a dedicated dementia village, including 60 places for people who have complex care needs.
As unveiled in the Concept Master Plan (PDF 2MB) for the Repat, surgery and care transition spaces will also be offered at the precinct.
The Repat Chapel, Remembrance Gardens, Museum and SPF Hall will be protected and preserved as community assets for future generations.
Visiting hours for Repat RA
Southern Adelaide Local Health Network values the role of visitors and understands the importance of loved ones presence in healing, comfort, information gathering and sharing decision making.
We welcome patient visitors 7 days per week (including public holidays) between the hours of 8.00 am to 8.00 pm, if you would like to visit outside these hours we ask that you contact the Ward to discuss further via our switchboard 08 7117 5010.
- If you have a cold, flu, diarrhoea or vomiting symptoms you should not visit until you feel well, for the reason of patient safety and wellbeing.
- We want to keep children safe therefore when visiting they must be directly supervised by an adult at all times.
Construction starts on Repat Upgrade - October 2019
The first significant demolition works have begun to start revitalising the Repat site, with the development of the Older Persons Mental Health Service commencing.
Further announcements will be made in the coming months.
Older Persons’ Mental Health Service Southern Community Team relocates to the Repat Health Precinct
The Older Persons Mental Health Service (OPMHS) Southern Community Team have moved to the Repat as part of the plan to co-locate the service with a dedicated specialised dementia village.
This community team works with about 130 consumers in Southern Adelaide who need short or long-term care to manage a mental illness and maximise their quality of life. By being on the site together with the planned dementia village, there will be opportunities for the team to provide specialised in-reach support to enhance the quality of care for these vulnerable consumers.
For more information or to make enquiries about the OPMHS Southern Community Team call 08 8374 5800.
New beds available on site
20 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
Telephone: 08 7117 5010
Enter Gate 8 off Goodwood Road
Repat Health Precinct
Rehab Building 012
Carpark 2, Northeast Entrance
Daw Park SA 5041
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, contact Seamus Smith from the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network’s Rehabilitation, Aged and Palliative Care Division on 08 7117 5054.