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About Us

The Rehabilitation Unit is committed to providing quality, compassionate, Patient and Family Centred Care to all individuals who require our help. It is our goal to improve the quality of life for patients with chronic and complex conditions. Interdisciplinary care and services are provided to those patients that have multiple complex care needs that exceed the capability of our community providers. Team members encourage patients and families to be actively involved in their plan of care. 


Our Team

The following people may be a part of your Rehabilitation Team: Clinical Manager, Physician, Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Physiotherapists (PT), Occupational Therapists (OT), Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP), Spiritual Care Provider, Therapeutic Recreation, Chiropodist, Social Work, Discharge Planner, Dietitian, Community Care Access Centre Coordinator (CCAC), volunteers and you.


Core Programs

  • Integrated Stroke Unit – 5-bed Acute Stroke Unit aligned with Rehabilitation
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Hip Fracture Care Path
  • General Debility Rehabilitation

Physiotherapy Post Total Joint Replacement
CKHA has partnered with outpatient rehabilitation clinics throughout our region to provide publically-funded quality post-surgical physiotherapy to patients who have had qualifying hip or knee surgeries at CKHA. Click here to learn more about bundled care.



Rehabilitation Unit
Chatham Site
Zone D, Level 3
519.352.6400 x 6074

Jarrod Prieur
519.352.6400 x 6483



What can I expect my first day?

On the first day in the Rehabilitation Unit you will get to know the interdisciplinary team, spend time learning the routine (meal times, therapy schedule) and receive encouragement and support for participation in self care.

On average, how long can I expect to stay on the Rehabilitation Unit?

Each patient’s needs are different according to their plan of care. On average, the length of stay is 18 days.

What does Rehabilitation involve? 

You will work closely with the Rehabilitation Team to complete assessments and develop a program to achieve your goals. Individual therapy sessions will be scheduled on a regular basis. You may be requested to perform some tasks on your own in order to reach your therapy goals. Family members are essential in reaching your therapy goals. They may take you out on passes and help with your therapy program.

Are there laundry facilities on site and who is responsible for cleaning my clothes?

You and your family are responsible for any clothes that may require cleaning. There are laundry facilities available on the unit at no charge. It is recommended that all personal items have an identity label on them. 

Is there a cost to use equipment on the Rehabilitation Unit? (i.e. wheelchair, walker, etc.)

During your stay, there is no additional cost to use the equipment necessary to support your rehabilitation. Upon LOA (leave of absence) or discharge, patients will be assisted by a team member to make arrangements for any additional needs.

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