History of Caulfield Hospital
Caulfield Hospital has a long tradition of community service dating back to 1916 when the hospital was first established as an Army Hospital.
Caulfield Hospital provided vital healthcare services to returned servicemen and women from the First World War. Over three years, more than 18,000 soldiers required care at the hospital.From those early beginnings, Caulfield Hospital began its work in rehabilitation, from its first Amputee Unit through to today’s expertise in neurological conditions, non-traumatic spinal rehabilitation, burns and orthopaedic care.
Today, Caulfield Hospital provides a range of speciality services in the areas of Community Services, Rehabilitation, Aged Care and Aged Psychiatry. These services are provided in hospital, in the community and at home. The Hospital has a statewide role in the provision of rehabilitation services, which encompasses the Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre.
Caulfield Hospital's aim is to provide high quality, compassionate care to all patients to enhance their quality of life, assist them to remain at home when possible rather than being admitted to hospital for treatment and assist with integration in the community.