History

On the 15th of March 1978, the Functional Re-education and Rehabilitation Service of Luxemburg/Hamm opened its doors thanks to the initiative and involvement of the Accidents Insurance Community, the Civil Hospices of the City of Luxemburg, the Regional Health Insurance Fund of North-East France and the Nancy Regional Institute for Rehabilitation to create a ” functional and professional rehabilitation system “.

After eighteen months dedicated to patients, who have been victims of an accident at their work, the rehabilitation service was soonly afterwards able to treat every patient who needed re-education thanks to a binding agreement with the Healthcare Funds Union.

Settled in the Retirement and Geriatric Home of Hamm, the first hospitalization unit opened in 1981 with the creation of 12 beds.
From 1990 to 1996 the hospitalization capacity progressively reached up to 42 beds.

On the 1st of January 1992 only the HFU and the Civil Hospices of the City of Luxemburg remain bound by a convention; the Accidents Insurance Community being represented by the Healthcare Funds Union, the Nancy Regional Institute for Rehabilitation and the Regional Health Insurance Fund of North-East France having ended their participation at the end of the initial agreement period.

On the 15th of March 1996, the government council decided to build the National Center for Functional Re-education and Rehabilitation (NCFRR) in Dudelange, on the site called “Frankelach“.

On the 4th of June 1996, under the initiative of the Ministry of Health, the non-profit organization Rehazenter was created. Its purpose was to take care of the creation and management of the Center for Functional Re-education and Rehabilitation.

Following the 13th of June 1999 legislative elections, a governmental coalition agreement led to a one-year moratorium for the development of the hospital plan. The project for the Center for Functional Re-education and Rehabilitation was therefore submitted to this moratorium.

As part of this moratorium mentioned above, the project for the Center for Functional Re-education and Rehabilitation was subjected to lots ofadaptations in 2000 especially concerning the implantation site.

On the 22nd of December 2000, the government council confirmed its decision to have the future center built in Luxemburg/Kirchberg.

The hospital plan of the 18th of April 2001 confirmed the role of the Rehabilitation Center of Hamm to represent the Center for Functional Re-education and Rehabilitation.

On the 1st of January 2003, the non-profit organization Rehazenter took over the Rehabilitation Center of Hamm which was until then run by the Civil Hospices of the City of Luxemburg.

During the 2nd semester of 2003, the capacity of hospitalization of the Rehazenter of Hamm progressively reached up to 52 beds. The number of ambulatory patients is around 250 patients per day.

On the 1st of January 2004 the Center’s status was changed following the vote of the 19th of December 2003 law stating the creation of the public establishment ” Center for Functional Re-education and Rehabilitation “.

On the 23rd of April 2004, the first stone of the new Rehazenter in Luxemburg/Kirchberg is laid.

Inauguration of the new Rehazenter on the 30th of January 2006.

Official inauguration of the new Rehazenter Luxemburg on the 2nd of February.

Public Open Days on the 3rd and 4th of February 2007.

Delocalization of the patients and all activities of Hamm to the new site in Kirchberg on the 19th of February 2007. The new hospital has a capacity of 72 beds and treat an average of 500 ambulatory patients per week.