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.

Results showed:
  • positive consumer outcomes
  • reduction in acute inpatient admission and length of stay
  • strengthened consumer goals
  • improved experience of recovery.​
Page Updated: Wednesday 3 October 2018
Contact page owner: NSW Ministry of Health