MetroRehab Hospital is a 37 bed, private rehabilitation facility offering day and inpatient services located in Petersham in Sydney’s Inner West. Proudly owned by Royal Rehab, we specialise in multidisciplinary rehabilitation, MetroRehab Hospital offers neurologicalstrokeorthopaedic, reconditioning, cancer and pain management programs. The renowned Sydney Stroke Rehabilitation Centre operates as part of MetroRehab Hospital providing excellence in stroke rehabilitation.

MetroRehab Hospital has been providing rehabilitation services in the Inner West community for over 30 years and enjoys a reputation for clinical excellence in a caring and compassionate environment.

Our rehabilitation team works closely with each patient and their family to develop programs that are tailored to each patient’s goals. We encourage patients to take an active role in treatment and to feel that MetroRehab Hospital is like a home away from home during their stay.

Continuous quality improvement is central to the MetroRehab Hospital business system. We strive to improve the delivery of our care and services on an ongoing basis.

MetroRehab Hospital is actively involved in our local community. Through our volunteer program, we benefit from the generosity of local community members who generously give of their time to support our patients. We have established an ongoing engagement program with Newington College, a nearby secondary school, which brings fun, laughter and youthful enthusiasm into the lives of our patients and staff alike.

Every year our staff members walk alongside past and present patients with their families and loved ones to participate in events that are close to our hearts including the Stroke Wellness Walk and the Unity Walk in the Park (raising awareness for Parkinson’s Disease)

Our Mission

At MetroRehab Hospital, our mission is to give you a better quality of life. Our sole focus is rehabilitation and our commitment your wellbeing is paramount. We pride ourselves on being able to provide a personal experience, designed to exceed expectations.

Our History

Originally known as Kimpton, the elegant home of the Abel family, the founders of the ETA Foods business empire, the current home of MetroRehab has played a number of roles since it was built in 1908.

  • In the 1930s and 1940s it was used as a boarding house before being converted into an acute surgical facility known as Castlewood Hospital. In 1979 Castlewood Hospital underwent a major redevelopment, adding a new wing.
  • In 1983, Castlewood was granted accreditation by the Australian Council on Hospital Standards and continued as a surgical hospital until 1989.
  • On 26th of January 1990 the hospital was rededicated as the Brain Injury and Research Centre, a brief episode in this building’s history that on the 4th of April saw it officially re-opened as a dedicated rehabilitation facility, the Castlewood Rehabilitation Hospital.
  • In 2001 the hospital was purchased and then upgraded by Sonari Pty Ltd and the modern day MetroRehab Hospital was established.
  • In 2019 Royal Rehab acquired MetroRehab in a move to expand its rehabilitation presence and offer rehabilitation services in the Inner West.

Visitors with permission to visit because of exceptional circumstances must practice the following precautions:

  • Wear a surgical mask.
  • All staff and visitors will be screened prior to entering.
  • Practice social distancing – stay 1.5 metres from others.
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow.
  • Regularly use hand sanitizer which is available throughout our facilities.
Please note these guidelines may change at any time. Thank you for your cooperation.

We encourage you to contact your loved one via phone, online or email. You can email a message to a MetroRehab patient via the contact form below and we will promptly pass it on to them.

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