Goodbye Shenton Park

Saturday 27 Sep 2014

Shenton Park Rehabilitation service will close its doors on Saturday, 4 October.

'Shents' has long been part of the fabric of health services in Western Australia.

From its humble beginnings back in 1893, as a place to isolate patients affected by smallpox, it grew in to a sophisticated service that set the standard of care for rehabilitation services in WA Health.

The hospital's beautiful surrounds were well-loved and used by patients, their families and staff, but it is the relationships that will be missed most. Many HSUWA members worked at Shenton Park for decades and established friendships that will last a lifetime. 

Our members tell stories of being part of the often-astonishing road to recovery for patients and their families and we are very proud of their dedication, expertise and the contributions they made to the development of best practice rehabilitation services. 

The future will lead them in different directions. Many will work in the shiny new State Rehabilitation Centre at Fiona Stanley Hospital, some are transferring to Royal Perth, some moving to new roles elsewhere and there are some retirements.

We wish them all the very best in their new endeavours and know that they all take with them just a small piece of 'Shents' with them.

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