Inpatient Intro Stays

Whether you are an inpatient on the Prince of Wales, Royal North Shore or Royal Rehab spinal injury units, we recognise the challenges associated with long hospital stays. We see undeniable benefits for individuals and families who are given the opportunity to spend time away from the hospital to recover and reconnect in a different environment.

What are Inpatient Intro Stays?

If you do not have access to insurance or are currently waiting for NDIS plans to be approved, Royal Rehab is offering a 2 night fully funded stay for inpatients on the Prince of Wales, Royal North Shore or Royal Rehab spinal injury units. Simply elect that you would like to stay using the Inpatient Intro Stay Grant on your booking form.

In most cases, funding assistance is available for stays at Sargood on Collaroy.

All icare Lifetime Care participants and Workers Care participants living with SCI can request financial support from icare for their stay.

We encourage those that are eligible to apply for funding assistance to stay at Sargood on Collaroy through the NDIS when developing their plans. If you have an active NDIS plan and have funds available for Short Term Accommodation and Assistance/Respite then you will be able to use these funds to stay.

Wellness & Support Package

$840

per night

  • Accommodation in a standard or deluxe suite (subject to availability).
  • Supported access to our specialist led weekly activity program.
  • One hour of allied health services (Clinical Nurse Education/ Occupational Therapy/ Vocational Services) or access to a course being run at Sargood.
  • Access to adaptive equipment and onsite Gymnasium. (NO food, continence supplies or transport provided.)
  • Support workers available onsite 24 hours for emergencies.

Wellness & High Support Package

$1,200

per night

  • Up to 6 hours per day assistance with self-care activities at a 1:1 ratio.
  • Accommodation in a standard or deluxe suite (subject to availability).
  • Supported access to our specialist led weekly activity program.
  • One hour of allied health services (Clinical Nurse Education/ Occupational Therapy/ Vocational Services) or access to a course being run at Sargood.
  • Access to adaptive equipment and onsite Gymnasium. (NO food, continence supplies or transport provided.)
  • Support workers available onsite 24 hours for emergencies.

Wellness & Very High Support Package

$1,350

per night

  • Up to 12 hours per day assistance with self-care activities at a 1:1 ratio
  • Accommodation in a standard or deluxe suite (subject to availability).
  • Supported access to our specialist led weekly activity program.
  • One hour of allied health services (Clinical Nurse Education/ Occupational Therapy/ Vocational Services) or access to a course being run at Sargood.
  • Access to adaptive equipment and onsite Gymnasium. (NO food, continence supplies or transport provided.)
  • Support workers available onsite 24 hours for emergencies.

How do I arrange a stay?

  1. Simply inform your team at the SIU that you would like to stay at Sargood, mentioning your preferred dates.
  2. Request your team to review your medical clearance and weekend leave approval to ensure you are safe and able to leave the SIU.
  3. Organise how you will be paying for your stay at Sargood on Collaroy – refer to page 2 for funding options.
  4. Book your stay via the Sargood Booking Form or phone us on +61 2 8597 0600
  5. Prearrange your medications with your team at least 3 days before your stay.
  6. Prearrange continence supplies with your team at least 3 days before your stay.

Please note: Each spinal injury unit has a different policy about weekend leave. Generally, hospitals will only allow between 1-3 nights leave while you are an inpatient.  

Packing for your stay

Our aim is to provide a completely accessible stay and remove as many of the physical burdens of travelling as we can.

You will not need any large equipment during your stay. Sargood provides commodes, shower seats, over toilet aids,  hoists, hoist slings, transfer boards and a variety of pressure relieving mattresses.

There are some personal effects and equipment you may still need to bring, including:

  • Medications (Injections must be done by the guest or an accompanying family member or carer. You should also bring your AD medication).
  • All continence supplies – make sure you pack over-night drainage bags and bed hanger, catheter straps, spare catheter, intermittent catheters, enemas and lubrication gel
  • Other smaller equipment – Bed wedge, and chair charger.
  • Sargood on Collaroy does NOT provide food during your stay. We suggest eating out, ordering in, online shopping or bringing your own food.