Improve function, strength and wellbeing on our personalised cancer day rehabilitation program
Our 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 resulting treatment and management.
This day rehabilitation program – which is offered on a sessional basis on set days and times a week – 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
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.
Enquire about our cancer day rehabilitation program
Talk to your treating doctor about a referral to Matilda Nepean for our day cancer rehabilitation program, or contact us directly for more information.
Access rehabilitation services as a day patient or an inpatient
Depending on an individual’s needs, rehabilitation programs can be accessed as an inpatient (where you stay at the hospital) or as a day patient.
Find out more about our post-rehabilitation wellness programs
At the end of your rehabilitation or conditioning program, you will have the opportunity to continue your exercise regime via our day wellness program. This is a program of supervised independent exercise for one hour in either the gym or the hydrotherapy pool.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does day rehabilitation involve?
Do I need a referral to access a rehabilitation program?
How do I dress and what do I bring to a rehabilitation session?
- comfortable clothes for exercise
- suitable covered footwear
- water bottle
- towel and swimming costume for hydrotherapy
What are the fees and charges for day rehabilitation?
Our team will be able to assist and advise what payments will be made by your health fund, and 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.