Reactivating the Repat
Repat Consultation Report released
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.
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, with a focus on services supporting the elderly and frail.
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.
The final master plan will be released in early 2019 and will be available for public comment.
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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.
Twenty new beds to open on Repat site
Twenty new beds will open by the end of the year for long stay patients who are currently waiting up to six months in hospital for Commonwealth or community support.
A further 20 beds originally planned to close will remain open within the VITA Precinct.
The 40 beds will be operational on the Repat site by the end of the year, which will provide a high quality and much needed service for long stay patients with complex needs.
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.