Rehabilitation is specialist type of healthcare. It is about assisting patients with their recovery after a serious injury, illness or surgery.

What does rehabilitation mean for me?

Rehabilitation focuses on restoring physical abilities and relearning skills. It also involves patients learning to cope and adapt to changes they experience after an illness or surgery. As a patient here at the Mater Hospital, you will work with our team of healthcare specialists to start your rehabilitation. This team might include:

  • specialist rehabilitation doctors
  • physiotherapists
  • occupational therapists
  • speech and language therapists
  • dietitians
  • medical social workers
  • psychologists
  • nurses

You will play an active role in your own rehabilitation. Your healthcare team will work with you to set goals and design a therapy programme to meet your needs. They will also track your progress throughout and give you feedback on how you are doing. 

Where will my rehabilitation take place?

Many of our patients will go straight home from the Mater Hospital and continue their rehabilitation in their community. For others, the best option will be to continue intensive rehabilitation in a post-acute rehabilitation unit. The post-acute rehabilitation units that work with the Mater Hospital include: 

Helpful information leaflets for patients

Rehabilitation Referrals

Your consultant will ensure that you are referred to the most appropriate post-acute rehabilitation unit to meet your needs.

Our consultants