Northern Sydney Local Health District
The Specialist Rehabilitation Service (SRS) provides a resource and support to consumers with complex, enduring mental health histories. A retrospective, concurrent mixed methods research design was undertaken to evaluate the SRS from 2012-17.
The effectiveness of the SRS in supporting the consumers’ recovery was assessed across qualitative and quantitative measures over time. The quantitative data included self-reported measures of recovery, and frequency and duration of hospital admissions.
- positive consumer outcomes
- reduction in acute inpatient admission and length of stay
- strengthened consumer goals
- improved experience of recovery.