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Cancer day rehabilitation

Day programs
Matilda Nepean cancer rehabilitation

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.

Matilda Nepean hydrotherapy

Frequently Asked Questions

What does day rehabilitation involve?
An initial consultation with a rehabilitation specialist will be scheduled prior to commencing to determine which program is most suitable for your needs. This is likely to include 2-3 sessions per week of between 1.5 – 2 hours duration. Your doctor will discuss which therapies are recommended to treat your condition and they will arrange follow-up consultations 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 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
  • water bottle
  • towel and swimming costume for hydrotherapy
What are the fees and charges for day rehabilitation?
Most patients with private health cover will have a no-gap payment, which means your health fund will cover 100% of the program.

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.

Do you provide assistance with transport?
If you’re not able to organise your own transport, we may be able to provide transport to and from the hospital – depending on your location – for a small cost. Our administration team will be pleased to assist 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 Doctors

Our doctors are highly experienced consultants in this specialised field of medicine.

Get in touch with our friendly team today