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Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program

The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program (BIRP) aims to lead and co-ordinate:

  • Development and maintenance of a network of services.
  • Establishment of a clinical services network that promotes seamless care and improves access to services for people with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
  • Development of improved treatment co-ordination resulting in best practice care for patients receiving brain injury rehabilitation.
  • Research and evaluate services and outcomes for people with TBI.
  • Funding and co-ordination of public awareness and information programs on brain injury.

Inpatient Referral

There are 3 adult and 2 paediatric inpatient BIRP teams in the TBI greater metropolitan area.

Adult Inpatient teams:

  • Liverpool Hospital, Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit
  • Royal Rehabilitation Centre Sydney, Brain Injury Rehabilitation Team
  • Westmead Brain Injury Rehabilitation Services
  • Referral Form to the Metropolitan Units

Paediatric Inpatient teams:

  • Children's Hospital at Westmead, Brain Injury Rehabilitation Team
  • Sydney Children's Hospital, Brain Injury Rehabilitation Team
  • John Hunter Children's Hospital, Kaleidoscope

Non-inpatient Referral

Non-inpatient BIRP clients can be referred to our metropolitan or rural and regional units. Services that are provided range from Transitional Living Programs to Outpatients/Community Outreach or Community Rehabilitation Programs.

  • Metropolitan area
  • Rural and Regional areas

Paediatric Referral

BIRP paediatric services provide rehabilitation, advice and consultation for inpatient and non-inpatient children and young adults. All regional and rural units have specialised outpatient/ community based paediatric services.

  • Paediatric Brain Injury Rehabilitation Services

Statewide BIRP Service Contact List

The NSW Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program (BIRP) is a network of 14 metropolitan and rural inpatient, transitional and community specialist rehabilitation services for children, young people and adults following a severe traumatic brain injury.

For detailed information about the NSW BIRP units, please contact the units individually.

Map of Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program locations
PAEDIATRIC SERVICES Phone Fax Web Page 
Children's Hospital at Westmead Brain Injury Rehab Team +61 2 9845 2132  +61 2 9845 0685 View
Sydney Children's Hospital Brain Injury Rehab Team (Randwick)  +61 2 9382 1590  +61 2 9382 0177 View
Paediatric Brain Injury Rehabilitation Team (Newcastle) +61 2 4925 7963 +61 2 4925 7955 View
GREATER METRO SERVICES Phone Fax Web Page 
Liverpool Hospital Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit +61 2 9828 5495  +61 2 9828 5497 View
Brain Injury Community Rehabilitation Team +61 2 9809 9000 +61 2 8415 8902 View
Westmead Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service +61 2 9845 7941 +61 2 9635 8892 View
Hunter Brain Injury Service (Newcastle) +61 2 4924 5600  +61 2 4924 5610 -
Illawarra Brain Injury Service  +61 2 4223 8470 +61 2 4223 8484 -
RURAL SERVICES Phone Fax Web Page 
Dubbo Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program +61 2 6841 8505 +61 2 6841 8583 -
Mid Western Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program (Bathurst) +61 2 6330 5114 +61 2 63343771 -
New England Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service (Tamworth) +61 2 6767 8350 +61 2 6766 9343 -
North Coast Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service (Lismore) +61 2 6620 2111  +61 2 6622 1406 -
(Port Macquarie) +61 2 6584 3300 +61 2 6658 4330 -
(Coffs Harbour) +61 2 6652 2856 +61 2 6652 7178
Southern Area Brain Injury Service (Goulburn) +61 2 4823 7911 +61 2 4821 9165 -
South West Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service (Albury) +61 2 6041 9902 +61 2 6041 9928 -
(Wagga Wagga) +61 2 6971 0151  - -

Brain Injury Rehabilitation Network

Contact

Barbara Strettles
Brain Injury Rehabilitation Network Manager