Volkswagen Group Australia supports patients on their rehabilitation journey

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The recently completed Rehabilitation Courtyard at University of Canberra Public Hospital (UCPH) was unveiled today by Minister for Health and Wellbeing, Meegan Fitzharris.

“The Rehabilitation Courtyard at UCPH is a purpose-built therapeutic environment within the new hospital designed to provide patients access to real-life settings to develop the skills required to integrate back into our community,” Minister Fitzharris said.

“This courtyard will support the recovery of patients by helping them to re-train in activities of daily living and functional skills, including gardening, hanging washing, using ramps and steps, mobilising over different surfaces and negotiating curbs."

Thanks to the generosity of Volkswagen Group Australia and Peter Munday, Dealer Principal for Lennock Volkswagen Phillip, a new Volkswagen Passat car will help patients with their rehabilitation programs. The car, which will remain permanently in the courtyard, will allow patients to retrain in getting in and out of cars, and families will learn how to help their loved ones following an injury or surgery.

A big thank you to Volkswagen Group Australia, Peter Munday and Lennock Volkswagen for their ongoing generosity in supporting patients throughout Canberra Hospital and Health Services.

As Canberra’s first purpose-built rehabilitation hospital, UCPH will offer an array of features, including therapy gyms, a hydrotherapy pool, outdoor therapeutic and recreational spaces and dedicated therapy spaces to promote independence in daily living.

UCPH is progressing well and remains on track to be completed by mid-2018. For more information about UCPH visit: www.health.act.gov.au/ucph