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Residential Rehabilitation

Traumatic Brain Injury Residential Rehabilitation

The Laura Fergusson Trust Canterbury is one of the three providers nationally to offer a specialist traumatic brain injury residential rehabilitation service.

The Laura Fergusson Trust Canterbury is a leading provider of long-term residential and post-acute rehabilitation solutions and our facility on Ilam Road Christchurch offers a full continuum of services focused around each individual and their family/whanau. 

We are located within a tranquil, yet convenient location amid attractive well-kept grounds, neighbouring the Jellie Park Aqualand and fitness centre and within walking distance to the Fendalton village complex. 

Our new post-acute 5 bedded rehabilitation unit provides an ideal quiet location for rehabilitation to occur. Each client has there own spacious bedroom with direct access to gardens and park land.

Bathrooms are shared between 2 bedrooms with one en-suite room available. Kitchen, laundry and two lounge areas also provide ideal spaces for normal everyday activities to occur.

WIFI/iPad and computers are available as part of rehabilitation programme and to ensure that clients keep in touch with friends /family by their normal means.

We have a well equipped gym on site and Jellie Park leisure pool situated adjacent to us, providing everyday opportunities to build mobility skills and physical fitness.

One of the key aims of the rehabilitation unit is that it provides a consistent, supportive, home -like environment for relearning activities of daily Living (ADL’s) and functions that are essential for independent living.

Transition back to home, work and independent living is seamless with the community rehabilitation teams being part of the discharge planning from admission.

Our team has extensive experience across medical, nursing and therapy supports services.

Family and visitors are welcome to be part of the rehabilitation process and this is encouraged.

Finally, we offer free parking on site and bus routes or local amenities are all easily accessible.


Slow Stream Residential Rehabilitation

The Laura Fergusson Trust Canterbury provides slow stream rehabilitation for clients who are under a specific contract with the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) or a rehabilitation contract with the Ministry of Health (MOH). Our therapy team works together with residents to design a rehabilitation programme that is tailored specifically to each person's needs and aspirations. A day-to-day programme is established and activities are carried out with support from rehabilitation coaches.

Programmes focus of assisting residents to have ordinary life opportunities in all aspects of daily living, whether this entails re-integration back into the wider community or learning to conduct household tasks independently. Rehabilitation services are delivered through our residential facility or via our supported activities programme in the community.