About Sargood on Collaroy 2017-07-23T23:30:42+00:00

About Sargood on Collaroy

Bringing to life the vision of the Collaroy Community Group to provide a place of healing, Sargood on Collaroy has evolved as a joint initiative between the Sargood Foundation and Royal Rehab, with support from icare.

Built on land donated by Frederick George Sargood in 1918, the purpose-built resort is the site of a rich history of care and healing, with the land previously home to an extension of the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children used for nursing children with polio and tuberculosis back to health. The need for this facility eventually ceased and the site was declared “surplus to requirements”.

Luxury accessible accommodation

The concept of a luxury accessible accommodation facility was developed with the aim to promote social integration, activity and support for people with spinal cord injury. With support from icare, the Sargood Foundation acquired the site for what was to become Sargood on Collaroy, and soon after partnered with Royal Rehab, a leading spinal cord injury rehabilitation service in NSW, to operate the centre.

Sargood on Collaroy will provide people with spinal injuries and their families a unique experience and the opportunity to develop vocational skills, health, well being and education.

Meet Our Team

Alex - Program Manager
I am absolutely thrilled and honored to be given the opportunity to be involved in such an innovative and exciting project such as Sargood on Collaroy.

As a Physiotherapist, I have spent the majority of the last 10 years working with people living with spinal cord injuries in acute care facilities, rehabilitation units, through research projects and in community outreach programs. Over that time, it has become apparent that the opportunity to connect with others in the community is less accessible for people living with a spinal cord injury. I see Sargood on Collaroy bridging this gap by providing a wellness haven on stunning Collaroy beach.

As a Manly local I cannot wait to open the doors of Sargood on Collaroy and deliver an opportunity for all to have a sea-change. 

Jess - Program Manager
My passion for the field of Spinal Cord Injury inspired my decision to pursue a career in Occupational Therapy and I have been fortunate enough to develop my capacity in the field with roles at both Prince of Wales and Royal North Shore Hospitals. My approach is centered on the individual and on connecting people with activities and experiences that will enhance their daily life in the long-term.

As a Northern Beaches local I know the positive benefits of our natural setting, but I am also sure that the links we will forge with the welcoming, positive, can-do local community will be of equal benefit. My hope is that the shared vision of staff and a continual drive for innovation in our programs will take Sargood on Collaroy beyond its location & architectural achievement to being the focal point for exploration, connection and learning.

James - Resort Manager
As owner and operator of the local 220 bed youth Hostel, I join Sargood on Collaroy with extensive experience in the travel and hospitality industry. I’ve also seen firsthand the magic of Collaroy and how a stay at the beachside can revive people.

I’ve watched the site develop over the past year and am excited at the opportunity of working with the Sargood team to bring the Foundation’s Vision to life in this innovative, purpose-built resort. And also to sharing my passion and experience of living and working in the local area with the many people with spinal cord injury and their families who will come to not only enjoy a luxury holiday but to connect with the community, learn and participate in our programs.