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Photo of some of the attendees of the all accessible disco on Fri 2 Dec 2016

Accessible Disco

Wednesday 30 November 2016

Royal Rehab, the City of Ryde and Bondi Pizza invite you to come along to a special beach themed disco on Friday 2 December 2016 to celebrate International Day of People with Disability.

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Royal Rehab to host All Abilities Accessible Disco

Wednesday 30 November 2016

To celebrate International Day of People with Disability, Royal Rehab in partnership with the City of Ryde and Bondi Pizza, will host a free all abilities accessible disco on Friday 2 December.

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Photo of Rory & Jonathon Milne receiving their Ryde Sports Foundation & Royal Rehab Achievement Awards

Achievement awards for Rory and Jonathon

Sunday 6 November 2016

Paralympic archer Jonathon Milne & NSW Schoolboys cricket all rounder Rory Scott were recognised for their achievements at the TWT Club Six/Ryde Sports Foundation Sports Star of the Month awards on Fri 28 Oct 2016.

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Return2Sport Achievement Award

Wednesday 26 October 2016

Australian Paralympic archer, Jonathon Milne, is the latest nominee for a Royal Rehab Return2Sport Achievement Award.

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Jim Towers retires

Thursday 6 October 2016

Jim Towers, Community Relations Manager, retires from Royal Rehab

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A client from our brain injury unit with her painting

Royal Rehab artist paints her way to a floral future

Thursday 6 October 2016

Royal Rehab has found an amazing artistic talent!

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Recovered from injury, Kevin returns to help out Royal Rehab

Wednesday 28 September 2016

Student gives back to centre

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Fusion Foundation Gala Ball supports a worthy cause

Thursday 25 August 2016

Top Ryde City’s Helloworld Travel Agency is donating two tickets to Paris as part of a fundraising promotion for the Fusion Foundation.

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Royal Rehab beanies make a safety statement

Thursday 25 August 2016

Royal Rehab nurses and clients celebrated Brain Injury Awareness Week by wearing hand-knitted beanies courtesy of Carlingford Probus Group.

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Photo of Bennelong MP, John Alexander, promising funding for Royal Rehab College's vocational training programme.

Bennelong campaign starts with course that saves lives

Wednesday 18 May 2016

Federal Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Senator Scott Ryan, and Bennelong MP, John Alexander, visited Royal Rehab on Monday 9 May 2016 promising funding for the Royal Rehab College’s vocational training programme.

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All Abilities Disco at Ryde this Saturday

Wednesday 18 May 2016

The All Abilities Accessible Disco will be held at the Ryde Civic Hall on Saturday 21 May 1:30–3:30 pm.

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Photo of the first exercise group in the Recreation Circle at Royal Rehab

Free fitness program for new community

Wednesday 4 May 2016

A free outdoor fitness and activity program at Royal Rehab is designed to get the whole community feeling fit and friendly.

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Sauvage and Wilkinson at Gala Sports Star Dinner

Wednesday 20 April 2016

Royal Rehab Achievement Award recipients will have the honour of meeting Paralympic great, Louise Sauvage, & Socceroo defender, Alex Wilkinson, at this year’s TWT Club Six/Ryde Sports Foundation Sports Star of the Year Gala Dinner on Friday 6 May.

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Photo of Princess Diana with Ben Robertson in 1996

Special memory of Princess

Wednesday 9 March 2016

“The Northern District Times” writes about Ben Robertson, former client of our Spinal Injury Unit, returning to Royal Rehab 20 years after Princess Diana made a special visit to him there.

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Princess Di’s legacy in Ryde

Wednesday 2 March 2016

Twenty years ago a young client, Ben Robertson, invited Princess Diana to visit the Royal Rehab Spinal Injury Unit. Ben and his father Commodore (ret.) Brian Robertson made their first return visit to the new Royal Rehab on Monday.

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Special screening of “Concussion”

Wednesday 10 February 2016

Find out how you can purchase cheap tickets to the opening night of Will Smith’s latest blockbuster movie, “Concussion”.

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Photograph of Chad Graham, former Royal Rehab client, with Nathan Hindmarsh, former Parramatta Eels Captain

Chad refused to surrender

Thursday 4 February 2016

Former Royal Rehab client, Chad Graham, has been nominated for the Pride of Australia Award.

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Photo of Royal Rehab Return2Sport staff using adapted cycles

Therapy crew get pedalling

Thursday 4 February 2016

John Besley from The Northern District Times, writes about how Royal Rehab will be taking part in the Sydney Rides Business Challenge again this year.

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That’s the spirit

Wednesday 20 January 2016

Steven Deare from “The Northern District Times”, writes about how Erik Horrie, Ryde Council’s Australia Day Ambassador & Paralympic Rower, has been mentoring people with spinal injuries.

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Injured Maitland Black, Dom Punch has movement in shoulders

Friday 15 January 2016

Josh Callinan from The Newcastle Herald, writes about how one of the Maitland Blacks, Dom Punch, is adjusting to his “new normal” in our Spinal Injury Unit.

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Photo of our Lifestyle Choir performing at Christmas Carols on the Common

TWT Rotary Christmas Carols Spectacular

Tuesday 29 December 2015

“The Weekly Times”, writes about our Lifestyle Choir performing at the annual Christmas Carols on the Green.

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Photo of Kel Smith with the Mayor of Ryde

Sober message on mayor’s tour

Wednesday 9 December 2015

John Besley, from “The Northern District Times”, writes about his and the Mayor of Ryde’s experience using wheelchairs in Putney Village.

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Annual General Meeting – 24 November 2015

Wednesday 4 November 2015

You are invited to join Royal Rehab at their Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, 24 November 2015 at 5 pm in the Clive Austin Conference […]

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Photo of Parramatta Eels' Paul Devlin, City of Ryde Deputy Mayor (Roy Maggio) and Ryde Rams' Brad Curtis

Challengers up for code clashes

Wednesday 21 October 2015

“The Northern District Times” writes about the Battle of the Codes in the upcoming Ryde Rollercoaster fun run on Sunday 8 November at 8:00 am. Funds raised will go towards our Productive Garden.

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Brave Kevin is set to lead way

Thursday 15 October 2015

“The Northern District Times” writes about the upcoming Ryde Rollercoaster fun run on Sunday 8 November at 8:00 am to raise funds for our Productive Garden.

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HUNTER HERO: Scott Priestley, brain injury campaigner

Tuesday 6 October 2015

“The Newcastle Herald” writes about one of our former Brain Injury Unit client’s achievements and his hope to enter the Sydney to Hobart yacht race.

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Photograph of Roseanna Gallo & our some of the members of our Lifestyle Choir in the Green Room at Carriageworks before their debut performance

Star treatment for Roseanna’s choir

Wednesday 23 September 2015

“The Weekly Times” writes about our Lifestyle Choir’s debut performance at Carriageworks.

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Photo of Victor Dominello MP riding Ducati motorbike

Hundreds of Ducati bikes to roar into Royal Rehab

Wednesday 16 September 2015

Hundreds of Ducati bikes will roar into our Recreation Circle this Sunday for the annual Ducati Day.

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Photograph from the Imagine Me project

Photographic portrait project alters realities for people with disabilities

Monday 14 September 2015

A photographic project combining health and the arts is helping people with disabilities produce digitally altered self portraits that powerfully tell their stories.

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Photo of Lee Ferrier, one of our Spinal Injury clients, in one of our Driver Training, Assessment & Rehab cars

Diving back in to beach life

Friday 11 September 2015

Be inspired by The Manly Daily article regarding Lee Ferrier, one of our Spinal Injury Unit clients, achievements to date.

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Photograph of Putney Public School performers

Little performers a big hit at Royal Rehab

Wednesday 2 September 2015

Scenes from childrens’ favourite movies were re-enacted by Putney Public School students at Royal Rehab in Putney last week.

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Photo of Ken Vessey (Men of League Foundation rep), Nathan & Candice Williams of Killakanoon Wines, Stephen Lowndes (CEO) & Chris Thompson (Chief Financial Officer & Corporate Services, Royal Rehab)

ADCO Cup Golf Day

Monday 31 August 2015

The Weekly Times captures some of the major supporters of our annual golf day.

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Photograph of Liam Knight

Teenager thanks medics who saved his life

Thursday 20 August 2015

Liam Knight, from the Northern Beaches, has made an extraordinary recovery after being injured by a metal rod spearing his skull. Angie Asimus reports.

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Find the inner hero—Knight

Thursday 20 August 2015

Liam takes spot on Rehab’s Wall of Fame

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Liam Knight to be inducted into the Royal Rehab Wall of Fame

Tuesday 18 August 2015

20-year-old Liam knight was not expected to live after an iron bar thrown by a gatecrasher at his friend’s 18th birthday party pierced his skull in 2013.

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Photo of the White Knight Foundation at the Wall of Fame 2015

Liam’s walk of fame an inspiration

Tuesday 18 August 2015

LIAM Knight will today do something no one thought possible two years ago — walk and make a speech — when he is inducted into the Royal Rehab Wall of Fame.

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On the road again

Thursday 23 July 2015

Find out how we assist drivers with a disability get back “on the road again” Link Disability Magazine.

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Photo of Mary Fois accepting Rotary Club of North Ryde Pride of Workmanship Award

Rotary recognises work

Tuesday 21 July 2015

Another committed staff member of Royal Rehab receives a Rotary Club Pride of Workmanship Award – well done Mary!

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Photo of Royal Rehab CEO with Christian Community Aid Origami Group volunteers

1,000 good wishes go a long, long way

Wednesday 15 July 2015

To give someone 1,000 paper cranes is to wish them good health and longevity.

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Photo of Spinal Injury Unit patient with FitKidz at Putney

Putney children’s garden shows they really care

Friday 3 July 2015

Toddlers at the Fit Kidz Learning Centre at Putney are growing food for our patients.

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Photo of Kate training on step machine in Royal Rehab gym

Spirited Kate on track for Kokoda dream

Thursday 25 June 2015

Royal Rehab Recreational Therapist and Royal Rehab College student selected by ClubNSW for its Kokoda Youth Leadership Challenge Scholarship in September 2015.

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Photo of Stephen Lowndes at Imagine Me Opening

Imagine Me Project

Tuesday 26 May 2015

Read The Sydney Morning Herald’s article regarding the inspiring Imagine Me Project

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Photo of Royal Rehab Volunteer Manager with volunteers & Volunteer Co-ordinator

City of Ryde Volunteer Awards

Wednesday 13 May 2015

Read The Weekly Times article regarding the City of Ryde Volunteers Awards night.

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Corporate Cup

Wednesday 6 May 2015

Find out more about our inaugural Corporate Cup…

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Ryde Sports Foundation Awards Night

Wednesday 6 May 2015

Check out the Ryde Sports Foundation Awards Night which celebrated the sporting achievements of Sam Poole (our Private Hospital physiotherapist), Steve Knott (former client of […]

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National Disability Insurance Scheme Forum

Friday 1 May 2015

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Forum was hosted by Brain Injury Australia and Royal Rehab at the Clive Austin Conference Centre, Royal Rehab, on […]

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Photo of our Private Rehab Unit celebrating ANZAC Day with one of its clients

Our Private Rehab Unit celebrates ANZAC Day

Sunday 26 April 2015

“Innerwest Courier article” regarding our Private Rehab Unit celebrating ANZAC Day with one of its clients.

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Return2Sport Achievement Award

Wednesday 18 February 2015

Talented Rower Steve Knott is the first nominee for the inaugural Royal Rehab Return2Sport Achievement Award

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Photo of CEO, Stephen Lowndes, Royal Rehab Patron, His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor of New South Wales, and his wife, Mrs Linda Hurley, and Tony Staveley, Chairman of the Board, at the main entrance to Royal Rehab

Governor of NSW—Patron of Royal Rehab

Friday 6 February 2015

His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor of New South Wales, and his wife, Mrs Linda Hurley, made their first visit as […]

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Adapted Yoga Program at Royal Rehab

Wednesday 14 January 2015

Return2Sport Adapted Yoga Program – run by Royal Rehab staff member and internationally trained yoga teacher Lisa Bidgood

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Royal Rehab client, Graeme Hunt – local hero rebuilding his life

Thursday 13 November 2014
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Truckie Graeme Hunt

Thursday 13 November 2014

Time to stand up for a true hero Ashlee Mullany, The Daily Telegraph, November 13, 2014 Graeme Hunt with nurse Kay Myo at Royal Rehab […]

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Royal Rehab Back2Life Ball

Saturday 25 October 2014

Royal Rehab Ball kicks into action Briana Domjen , The Daily Telegraph, October 25, 2014 The Royal Rehab Back2Life Ball: NRL heavyweights Nathan Hindmarsh,Mario Fenech, […]

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Return2Sport 2014

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Royal Rehab Return2Sport 2014

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Royal Rehab Return2Sport Expo 2014

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Keegan inspires others to get on the court PEOPLE with a disability in need of some inspiration to play sport need look no further than […]

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