Cancer rehabilitation program

Day programs

Improve function, strength and wellbeing on our cancer day rehabilitation program

Arcadia Pittwater’s cancer day rehabilitation program is designed to assist you and your family address the physical and psychological needs which may accompany a cancer diagnosis and treatment.

This day rehabilitation program is tailored to the needs of people:

  • with a primary or secondary cancer diagnosis
  • who are undergoing radiation or chemotherapy
  • who are deconditioned and want to re-establish their pre-treatment fitness

Depending on your program, rehabilitation sessions are generally scheduled two to three times a week. Each session normally lasts one-and-a-half to two hours each.

Programs are developed following a comprehensive assessment by our experienced multidisciplinary team, which comprises rehabilitation specialists, exercise physiologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dietitians, speech pathologists, psychologists and nurses.

Doctor talking to patient during Arcadia Pittwater Private Hospital’s cancer rehabilitation program

Enquire about our cancer day rehabilitation program

Talk to your treating doctor about a referral to Arcadia Pittwater’s cancer day rehabilitation program, or contact us directly for more information.

Access rehabilitation services as a day patient or an inpatient

Depending on your needs, rehabilitation programs can be accessed as an inpatient (where you stay at the hospital) or as a day patient.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does day rehabilitation involve?
We will arrange an initial consultation with a rehabilitation specialist to assess your needs and enrol you in a program. Your day rehabilitation program is likely to include two to three sessions a week. Each session will run for between one and a half to two hours. Your doctor will discuss your recommended therapies with you, and you will meet with your rehabilitation specialist throughout your program.
Do I need a referral to access a rehabilitation program?
A referral is required from your GP or specialist to access one of our day rehabilitation programs. You will be assessed by our rehabilitation specialist once your referral has been processed.
How do I dress and what do I bring to a rehabilitation session?
  • comfortable clothes for exercise
  • suitable covered footwear
  • a water bottle
  • towel and swimming costume for hydrotherapy
What are the fees and charges for day rehabilitation?
If you have private health cover, most funds cover 100% of the program – meaning there is often no-gap payment required. Our team will check these details with your health fund prior to your commencement in your program. We will let you know if there are any out-of-pocket expenses. For example, some health funds charge an excess or co-payment if you have not had any other hospital admissions in the current year. Other options for payment include self-funding, Department Veterans’ Affairs, Comprehensive Third Party and Work Cover.
Do you provide assistance with transport?
We may be able to provide transport to and from the hospital – depending on your location – for a small cost. Our administration team can help with any transport requirements.
What are the hours of operation for the rehabilitation program?
Our day rehabilitation programs operate Monday to Friday between 8.00am-4.00pm.

Our wellness program enables you to continue your exercise program

You can continue your exercise at the end of your rehabilitation program via our day wellness program, which is supervised independent exercise for one hour sessions in either the gym or the hydrotherapy pool.
Hydrotherapy pool at Arcadia Pittwater Private Hospital

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