“Sargood on Collaroy is a world-first resort, purpose-built for people living with a spinal cord injury as a place to refresh, learn and connect.
Our beautiful facility overlooking Collaroy Beach on Sydney’s northern beaches, provides people with a spinal cord injury and their families with much needed respite, refreshment and relaxation.”
Accessibility informationGeneral accessibility information:
"Our entire complex is fully accessible, offering the very latest in adaptive technology, home automation, accessible equipment and daily living aids.
Sargood on Collaroy offers 17 self contained apartments especially built for people living with spinal cord injury. Each apartment is fully accessible with state of the art technology, a courtyard, kitchenette, parking and living aids to make your stay comfortable.
Facilities include an onsite adapted gym, spa, wheelchair maintenance pit, sport and recreational activity equipment as well as an accessible playground and ocean pools with ramp"Mobility accessibility features:
- Wheelchair accessible rooms
- Bathroom - accessible sink
- Shower - accessible shower
- Shower - bench or chair available
- Bed - adjustable
- Bed - hoist available
The following are excerpts from Havewheelchairwilltravel.net:
"The accommodation is spacious and incredibly well appointed for people with varying needs. There’s the opportunity for families to stay together in one room with a pull-out sofa bed or there are interconnecting rooms available.
Although equipped with accessible features, they don’t dominate the room. I noted a ceiling hoist track but couldn’t see the hoist. That’s because it was discreetly tucked into a cupboard until needed. The beds are height adjustable and guests can choose the mattress type which best suits their needs.
Controlling your environment is by touch control. The television, windows and blinds can all be operated via an iPad. Even if a guest has a visitor arrive they can buzz them in via the controls on the iPad."
"The bathroom is fitted with a Pressalit flexible bathroom system allowing for a range of seating, rails and height adjustments according to a guest’s needs. This means a room can be individualised for the guest.
The wheelchair accessible sink is also height adjustable meaning guests don’t need to ‘make do’ for their stay, it can be set just right.
For anyone with restricted hand movement, or those who like a bit of magic, the toilet buttons are touch-free."
"Rooms come with their own kitchenette but guests are also welcome to use the large kitchen in the common area. Once again, the kitchenette can be customised on check-in for guests.
A pull-out kitchen cupboard makes access easy for guests.
A kettle which tips rather than lifts makes tea and coffee making easier.
Large switches are fitted to all kitchen power outlets, The stove-top is wheelchair accessible and has lever switches for lighting."Other accessibility information:
For further thoughts and information, read the full review at Havewheelchairwilltravel.net