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Services

At The Hospital Research Foundation Group, we are proud to offer a range of services for South Australians who are impacted by disease and illness.

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Our services include

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Arts in Clinical Care

THRF Group charity Centre for Creative Health (CCH) provides therapies for inpatients and outpatients across South Australian hospitals for stroke, mental health, brain injuries, rehabilitation and more. These services include Art Therapy, Music Therapy and Diversional Arts.

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Brain x Body Fitness Studio

We provide support for people living with Parkinson’s through our Group charity, Parkinson’s SA. This is through a specialised exercise physiology service called the Brain x Body Fitness Studio, which focuses on improving body and brain health through exercise that encourages neuroplasticity.

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Supporting Stroke Survivors

The passionate team at THRF Group – Stroke is focused on maximising choice, independence and wellbeing for stroke survivors. We offer a range of services including nurse consultations, recreational and therapeutic groups, peer to peer support program, support groups and exercise physiology through the Brain x Body Fitness Studio.

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Accommodation for Rural Cancer Patients

THRF Group’s Under Our Roof project provides four family-style homes for country cancer patients and their families to stay while receiving treatment. These homes encourage patients to have their support networks around them, keeping everyone together during a challenging and difficult time.

Under Our Roof
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LEAF Project

Life. Education. Art. Feelings. The LifeCycles Schools Program – the LEAF Project is for Year 7-9 students, and provides a unique opportunity for participating schools to become leaders in developing and normalising the sensitive discussion around death, dying, grief, loss and life cycles. This program is supported by THRF Group charity Centre for Creative Health and THRF Group – Palliative Care.

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Healthy Newborn Project

Together with the University of South Australia, THRF Group supports the Healthy Newborn Project, giving remote doctors and midwives across Australia the opportunity to attend vital ultrasound training which is administered back in their communities.

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Programs for our Service Men, Women and Families

We offer a range of programs through our Group charity Military and Emergency Services Health Australia (MESHA) for our military members and emergency service personnel affected with issues such as Post-Traumatic Stress as a result from their service, as well as their families. These services include peer to peer support programs, Art Therapy, Drama Therapy and more.

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Miniature Horse Therapy for Palliative Care Patients

THRF Group – Palliative Care supports Nolton Park Healing Horses, South Australia’s only miniature horse therapy service that brings joy to patients in hospice and care centres throughout SA.

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