The Division of Rehabilitation and Aged Care provides a range of services across the hospital and the community, servicing the local government areas of Hornsby and Ku-ring-gai. Staff are employed in the Emergency Department and the Medical Assessment Unit as the AgedCare Services in Emergency Team (ASET) and the Geriatric Rapid Acute Care Evaluation Team (GRACE). The acute hospital wards are serviced by the Acute Care of the Elderly Service (ACE), the Comprehensive Stroke Rehabilitation Service and the Orthogeriatrics Service, and by consultation to other patients as required. There are 2 rehabilitation wards of 20 beds each which provide full rehabilitation services to patients of all ages.
Outpatient and Ambulatory Care Services include the Rehabilitation Discharge Team who provide home based rehabilitation and the Healthy at Home team who provide rapid home based assessment to assist in reducing the need for hospital admissions. There are multiple specialty clinics including Geriatric Medicine, Rehabilitation, Cognition and Memory, Amputee and Prosthetics, Bone and Balance, Parkinsons Disease, Aged Care Psychiatry, Geriatric Medicine, Fracture Prevention Clinic, Spasticity and Continence.
There is a strong research focus within the Division with a Dementia Drug Trial section allowing participation in a number of multisite clinical drug trials for Alzheimer's disease, and involvement in a number of National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funded research projects. The new NHMRC Partnership Centre on Dealing with Cognitive Decline will be led from Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital and linked with the Kolling Institute.
The Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) is located with the Division of Rehabilitation and Aged Care and provides assessment for Commonwealth funded community and residential care, and assessment and recommendations for management of frail or cognitively impaired older people.