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Westlakes Community Rehabilitation Team


For Enquiries Contact

Westlake’s Community Rehabilitation Team

Westlakes Community Health Centre,

6 James St Toronto, 2283

Telephone:  02 49358100

Email:  HNELHD-WestlakesCommunityRehabTeam@health.nsw.gov.au


To make a referral you can contact the Referral Information Centre (RIC) for community based services on Phone: 4924 2590 or Fax: 4923 6402

Anyone can refer for rehabilitation to the team (e.g. health professional, family member, carer or friend) and self-referrals are also accepted.

Please contact the service on email:

HNELHD-WestlakesCommunityRehabTeam@health.nsw.gov.au or phone: 4985 5245 for more information

SERVICE Overview:

Westlakes Community Rehabilitation Team provides community based services in line with the NSW Rehabilitation Model of Care.

Aims of Program

+ To restore functional ability for a person who has experienced an illness or injury.

+ To enable regaining of function and self-sufficiency to the level prior to that illness or injury within the constraints of the medical prognosis for improvement.

+ To develop functional ability to compensate for deficits that cannot be medically reversed.

+ To maintain the level of function or slow down the rate of functional decline.

Location: Rehabilitation is provided at Westlakes Community Health Centre, via telehealth, at a patient’s home and in community settings if relevant to patient goals.

Eligibility: Adults over the age of 18 years who live in the Westlakes geographic region who would benefit from rehabilitation interventions of 2 or more health professionals.

Rehabilitation Team Staff: Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy, Social Work and Enrolled Nurses.

Patient Groups: Westlakes Community Rehabilitation Team provides care to people with a range of needs. Common health conditions for people referred to our service include:

+ Subacute rehabilitation post-acute medical event.

+ People presenting with chronic disease/multi-morbidity who are not eligible for disease specific rehabilitation.

+ People with neurodegenerative and neuromuscular conditions.

+ Frailty and falls.

+ People with non-traumatic acquired brain injury.


The Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM) as Routine Practice in Community-Based Rehabilitation: A Retrospective Chart Review - PubMed (nih.gov)

Individualised Rehabilitation Outcomes

Sustainable Physical Activity Post-Discharge from Community Rehabilitation: Are We There Yet?

MND within a Community Rehabilitation Context: The Evolving Experts

Useful links:

Rehab-what-to-expect.pdf (nsw.gov.au)