My recovery from a hip replacement operation was immensely improved by my stay with you.

James B

Our Story

A cheerful, caring environment.

Our patient-centered approach means we involve you in your care

At Alwyn, you are assured a meaningful experience with personalised programs tailored to you, under the careful direction of Rehabilitation Specialists. Our professional and passionate multidisciplinary team is ready to deliver you the best combination of therapy to achieve your goals.

At Alwyn, we are transforming rehabilitation care. As a small hospital, we are able to offer the individual attention required to make you feel at home. Nestled amongst peaceful landscaped gardens, with restaurant-quality meals, our outstanding facility is setting a new benchmark in quality.

Alwyn’s History

In the mid 50’s Alice Donnelly RN was working at Highbury, a local Surgical hospital, when she was prompted by Doctors to start her own hospital providing her high standards of nursing care for their patients with medical conditions, and for patients requiring convalescence following a surgical procedure. Initially her sister Winifred partnered her in this venture, and facing the dilemma of naming their new hospital, which opened in 1958, they finally agreed on combining their names, Alice and Winifred, which became, with a little poetic licence, Alwyn. When Alice became ill in 1970, she was succeeded by her son Walter, who took over the management of the hospital. At that time there were six other hospitals within the municipalities of Strathfield and Burwood providing similar services, and the management at Alwyn sharpened their focus, moving into the field of Rehabilitation.