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History and milestones Patient registration

1967 The Schweizerisches Paraplegikerzentrum Basel opens Inpatient stays

(Swiss Paraplegia Centre Basel) Tel. +41 (0) 61 325 00 90

1990 Service extended to cover the rehabilitation of people with

Fax +41 (0) 61 325 00 91 REHAB Basel
brain injuries
Hospital for neurorehabilitation and paraplegiology
1997 The newly founded non-profit REHAB Basel AG takes Outpatient treatment / Day clinic
over the running of Bürgerspital Basel Tel. +41 (0) 61 325 01 23
Fax +41 (0) 61 325 01 21
2002 The new hospital building opens (architects Herzog &
de Meuron) and the new ward for vegetative state patients
becomes operational
Outpatient therapies
2004 Wound round table initiated (special surgery for chronic and Tel. +41 (0) 61 325 01 88
recurrent wounds)
Fax +41 (0) 61 325 07 76
2005 Collaboration begins with Basel University Children’s Hospital
for the treatment and rehabilitation of patients with cerebral palsy
Duty Senior Doctor at REHAB Basel
2007 Swallowing centre opens: interdisciplinary clinical and
Tel. +41 (0) 61 325 00 00
instrumental diagnostics and therapy

2008 Treatment offered to patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Registration forms and further information for parties
(ALS) in close collaboration with Basel University Hospital making referrals are available on our website at
2009 Collaboration begins with University Hospital Basel for the treat-
ment and rehabilitation of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS)

2010 Neuro-urological offer extended

2013 New Chief Physician: Dr Margret Hund-Georgiadis takes over Hospital for neurorehabilitation and paraplegiology
clinical management duties from Dr Mark Mäder, who retires
Im Burgfelderhof 40
after more than 25 years of service.
P.O. Box, CH- 4012 Basle
The therapeutic garden opens with its collection of animals Tel. (+41) 061 325 00 00
Fax (+41) 061 325 00 01
(a gift from the Eckenstein-Geigy Foundation) Email:
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REHAB Basel Our patients Our work

Our hospital specialises in the rehabilitation and treatment of people We mainly treat and rehabilitate patients with paraplegia Mandate
with paraplegia and/or brain injuries and patients with related disor- and /or brain injuries following an accident or illness – as inpa- The mandate of REHAB Basel – as determined by the Canton of Basel-
ders. tients, in the day clinic, or as outpatients. Stadt – covers the following areas:
[ Neurorehabilitation
We have 90 beds. Following the inpatient phase of treatment, our On our monitoring ward we offer both acute medical treatment [ Paraplegiology
patients are free to use the outpatient area or the adjoining day clinic. and rehabilitation measures in tandem, an approach which [ Early rehabilitation
allows us to start rehabilitation as early as possible and avoid [ Vegetative state – minimally conscious state
New living concepts
extending hospital stays by interrupting treatment.
Our holistic approach to rehabilitation and treatment aims to ensure Therapy concepts
those severely affected achieve the greatest possible level of inde- Everything we do is informed by internationally recognised and proven
We have a specialist ward where we care for people in a coma-
pendence and optimal quality of life. Our team develops new living therapy concepts, as well as by many years of in-depth experience,
tose or vegetative state. A team trained in such cases provides
concepts with patients and their relatives and devises individual solu- a sense of respect, and collaboration between different professions.
these patients with optimal and individually tailored support
tions appropriate for them. Teams of experts covering a range of pro- A broad-based team is on hand to help our patients on their individual
and therapy.
fessions are available to address specific issues and provide clarifica- journey back to some kind of everyday routine. We take account of
tion, advice, and therapy. We also arrange special surgeries so we patients’ particular family and social circumstances from the very outset.
Patients with complications associated with paraplegia or brain
can address complex issues in a targeted manner. Clinical offer
injuries, such as decubitus ulcers, neuro-urological problems,
or deterioration in neurological performance, are treated by Treatment by doctors, nursing service, physiotherapy, sport therapy,
Pleasant atmosphere
specially trained personnel. ergotherapy, speech therapy, neuropsychology and psychology service,
Our homely building is made of wood and radiates a sense of
recreation therapy, creative therapies, hippotherapy, animal-based thera-
warmth. Its ten inner courtyards ensure the rooms are flooded with
At REHAB Basel we also treat patients with symptoms similar to py, dietary advice, central investigation facility, clinical diagnostics, advice
light. And the green surroundings, including the therapeutic garden
those which occur with paraplegia or brain injuries, such as on social and legal issues, practice for living outside the clinic, outpatient
with its collection of animals, provide an opportunity to relax and
cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, area, day clinic
let time drift by.
and the like.
Specialist consultations
Collaborative initiatives General medicine, internal medicine, neurology, urology, plastic surgery,
In addition to the diverse range of consultative services we have neuro-orthopaedics. Further specialist areas are covered by the consul-
been using for many years now, we also have access to a wide net- tancy service at Basel University Hospital or specialists in private practice.
work of collaborative partners. Our most important partner is Basel
Chief Physician / Clinical Management
University Hospital, with whom we have agreements to collaborate in
Dr Margret Hund-Georgiadis
the following areas: neurosurgery, spinal surgery, neurology (including
Specialist neurologist registered with the Swiss Medical Association
MS and ALS), infectology and hygiene, oncology, and pulmonology.
Other collaborative agreements exist with Basel University Children’s Head doctors, senior doctors, consultants registered with the Swiss
Hospital, Bethesda Hospital Basel, Merian Iselin Hospital Basel, Medical Association in the fields of general medicine, neurology, internal
and the cantonal hospitals for the canton of Jura. medicine, orthopaedics, psychiatry, and plastic surgery, and qualified
urology specialists