Haugland Rehabilitation Centre

Hauglad Rehabilitation Centre in winter

Hauglad Rehabilitation Centre in winter

Immediately beside the College is the Haugland Rehabilitation Centre, which is owned by the Red Cross District of Sogn and Fjordane, and is part of the Norwegian health care system. Part of our unique identity here at UWC Red Cross Nordic comes from our partnership on campus with the Rehabilitation Centre.

The Red Cross Haugland Rehabilitation Centre is a modern health institution which provides physical rehabilitation as treatment and is also a centre of research and development within this field. Since opening in 1992, the centre has focused on developing rehabilitation programmes which include: physical activities, appropriate training and education, and therapeutic discussion groups, as its central operating media.

The centre has contracts with “Helse Vest” (the Health Authority for Western Norway) to deliver rehabilitation treatment to those from the following diagnostic groups:

  • Patients who need support following cancer treatment;
  • Patients who need support after neurological treatment;
  • Patients who suffer from pain in the neck, back or pelvis;
  • Patients with chronic pains and physical exhaustion;
  • Patients with obesity.

As part of their community service commitment, students from the College work together with the patients and professional staff with physical activities (climbing, canoeing and dance) and work in the swimming pool (water confidence). In addition, once a week a group of RCN students brighten up the patients’ evening with international music, songs and dance. The College shares many of the Rehabilitation Centre’s facilities which include an aquatic centre and pool, a fully equipped fitness training facility and small gymnasium.

For more information about Haugland Rehabilitation Centre, look at their website.

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