Rehabilitation at St Vincent’s Private Hospital Sydney
St Vincent’s Private Hospital Sydney is offering brand new facilities in our new development, the East Wing. These state of the art facilities include a new 12 single bed rehabilitation ward with ensuites, a hydrotherapy pool and specialised gymnasium for rehabilitation.
St Vincent’s Private Hospital Sydney offers you both inpatient rehabilitation and day therapy programs which will help you achieve and optimise your health and physical independence.
Our multi-disciplinary team is led by the unit director Dr Shari Parker. The other members of the team include experienced nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, social workers, dieticians and discharge planners.
When you attend your first consultation with your specialist they may talk to you about the option of rehabilitation following your surgery and this can be explained in more detail at your pre admission visit.
A referral is required from one of the St Vincent’s Private Hospital Sydney doctors for admission into our rehabilitation programs. The rehabilitation specialist in collaboration with the surgeon may refer you for an inpatient rehabilitation program, a day rehabilitation program or our extended care program that is completed in the community.
Following your surgery and a stay in the main hospital you will be transferred for your rehabilitation phase to our new Rehabilitation Ward where you will be under the care of our multi-disciplinary team.
Rehabilitation is different from the normal hospital setting. In rehabilitation you are considered to be recovering and we will prepare and encourage you to do things for yourself in preparation to return back to home and work. Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs usually last for 5-7 days
A typical day on the rehabilitation ward would involve exercise sessions in the hydrotherapy pool and/or the gym and daily education sessions in the patient lounge area. The team will discuss other activities that you can initiate throughout your day. Your care and progress will constantly be reviewed as well as your planned discharge home.
Day Therapy Rehabilitation Program
The Day Therapy Rehabilitation Program is a multi-disciplinary rehabilitation program that assist you to regain your strength, independence and full function.
Day Rehabilitation includes therapy which may include some or all of the following:
- Physiotherapy sessions in the gym
- Physiotherapy sessions in the hydrotherapy pool
- Dietician Groups
- Occupational Therapy Groups
What to bring
Please bring comfortable day clothes to wear during your stay. This enables you to exercise in appropriate attire. Swimming attire will be necessary for your hydrotherapy sessions and supportive shoes for your time in the gym.
Visiting hours are from 11.00am-8pm however please advise friends and family that you have allocated therapy sessions every day.
Level 11 Rehabilitation Ward -02 8382 9390
Level 12 Rehabilitation hydrotherapy pool and gym