Rehabilitation Independent Living Unit (RILU)

RILU provides inpatient rehabilitation in a home like environment. The 16 bed unit includes wheelchair accessible kitchen, gym, laundry, bathrooms and dining areas. It is currently operating as a day only rehabilitation service. 

Our services

RILU has a multidisciplinary team including medical staff, nursing staff and allied health staff (occupational therapy, physiotherapy, psychology, speech pathology and social work).

Eligibility criteria

People are admitted to the unit under the care of a Rehabilitation Physician as either an inpatient or day patient. Admission is based on a person meeting certain clinical criteria and pre-admission assessment. These include:

  • Age 18 years and older
  • Medical stability
  • Level of nursing care required
  • Potential to improve with rehabilitation
  • Agreed discharge plan
  • Referrals are assessed by a rehabilitation physician and discussed in an intake meeting

Referrals and bookings

Referrals are accepted from inpatient services, general practitioners and other specialists to the rehabilitation medicine registrar or rehabilitation physician through the Canberra Hospital switchboard. 

Contact us

If you would like further information or to discuss the program, please contact the unit's Clinical Nurse Consultant on (02) 6244 4144.

RILU is a hospital based inpatient and day patient service with visiting hours between 8am and 8pm.

Canberra Hospital switchboard: (02) 6244 2222.

Find us

RILU is based at Canberra Hospital, Gaunt Place.