Port Macquarie Private Hospital offers an extensive range of rehabilitation services. Our modern spacious 25 bed Rehabilitation Unit with an onsite gym and access to a hydrotherapy pool.
The unit is staffed with rehabilitation specialist nurses and they are committed to supporting both the patients and their relative’s individual needs.
Download and view our referral form.
Rehabilitation Day Programs
Day Programs are offered as part of our comprehensive Rehabilitation program to help support you to achieve goals. We cater for a wide range of rehabilitation needs including post joint replacement surgery, recovery post-surgery, reconditioning and chronic disease rehabilitation. The Day Programs are run in 6 week blocks and include different allied health sessions such as Physiotherapy, Social Work, Dietician and Hydrotherapy. More than 99% of our patients who have participated in a Day Program since their commencement in 2014 report improvement in wellbeing and function. Talk to your GP about joining a Day Program to improve your function and help you meet your goals today!
Our programs are managed by a team of health care professionals including:
Dr Avery has the responsibility of monitoring and evaluating your medical and rehabilitation care. The Rehabilitation Specialist will liaise with your Surgeon or Physician, General Practitioner and other specialists to ensure effective continuity of medical care.
The Physiotherapists will assist you in improving your balance, strength, movement, flexibility, endurance, mobility and reviewing any mobility equipment if required. The physiotherapists will also design a home exercise program for you on discharge if necessary. If indicated by Physician hydro will be managed by Physiotherapist / Exercise Physiotherapist.
Occupational therapists will assist you in increasing your functional ability with activities of daily living. Occupational therapists can also assist you with the prescription of equipment to help you maintain your independence and increase your safety within the home.
Occupational Therapy can assist with:
- Activities of daily living
- Balance and endurance therapy
- Falls prevention and everyday activities
- Leisure activities and past hobbies
- "getting organised" activities
- Pain management strategies
The Rehabilitation assistant coordinates, supervises and assists with individual and group therapy sessions.
If your medical condition has contributed to swallowing and/or communication difficulties you may be referred to a speech pathologist for assessment and management of your swallowing and/or communication function.
If you experience unintentional weight loss or if your medical condition requires diet therapy you may be referred to the Dietician who can assist with:
- Assessing your nutritional requirements
- Advise you about healthy food options
If you require information about home help/community services, or longer term assistance, you may be referred to a social worker for assessment, planning and referral. The Social Worker can assist with:
- Patient planning for every day activity needs on discharge
- Helping patients and families adjust to issues around disability, loss and lifestyle changes
- Coordinate appropriate community services
Your nurses will encourage and assist you to achieve your optimal level of independence by providing suitable and enjoyable activities. They will coordinate you program and attend to any nursing requirements
If you become ill or require prescriptions, discuss this with your GP. The rehabilitation team must be informed about any changes in your medical condition or medication as they may impact on your rehabilitation program.
Rehabilitation inpatient stays require a referral to Rehabilitation Physician Dr Roslyn Avery from your GP. Referrals to the Hospital’s Rehabilitation Day Program require a completed referral form.