Encompass Health has announced plans for the construction of an inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Daytona Beach, Florida, US.

The freestanding hospital with 50 beds will come up at the southwest corner of Williamson Boulevard and Strickland Range Road.

It will complement local acute care services and serve patients who are recovering from debilitating illnesses and injuries that include strokes and other neurological disorders, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, complex orthopedic conditions and amputations.

Encompass Health Southeast region president Lori Bedard said: “We are excited to expand our rehabilitation services on Florida’s Atlantic coast to provide much-needed rehabilitative services to individuals in the Daytona Beach area.

“We remain committed to making a difference in the communities we serve by improving access to high-quality, individualised rehabilitative care, and this new hospital will allow even more residents to receive specialised care close to home.”

The future hospital will provide 24‑hour nursing care in addition to physical, occupational and speech therapies for restoring functional ability and quality of life.

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Highly specialised nurses, therapists and physicians will provide care at the hospital.

Additionally, the hospital will feature a spacious therapy gym with latest rehabilitation technologies and an activities of daily living suite, all private patient rooms, pharmacy, cafeteria, and therapy courtyard.

At present, Encompass Health has 19 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals in Florida. Over the next several years, it plans to open another seven hospitals in the state.

In September this year, Encompass Health announced plans for the development of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Wildwood in The Villages, Florida.