Day Patient Rehabilitation Program

Day Patient Rehabilitation Program

Waratah Private Hospital Day Rehabilitation Programs are specifically designed to help patients restore and improve their function. Programs are directed by a Rehabilitation Specialist and consist of a tailored combination of physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, exercise physiology, occupational therapy and group education sessions which are all provided in our new Waratah Rehabilitation Centre located on the Mezzanine floor.

Day Patient Rehabilitation Program

What is Day Rehabilitation?

What is Day Rehabilitation?

Day Rehabilitation is a program for patients who have established rehabilitation needs but do not require 24 hour nursing support in an inpatient rehabilitation unit.

The program provides a combination of different therapies either in a 1.5 hour (half day) or 3 hour (full day) session, two to three times a week, with the aim of getting you back to normal function following medical illness, injury or surgery.

Our Day Patient Therapies

Our comprehensive rehabilitation programs are targeted to individual needs, providing a combination of the following therapies:
• Physiotherapy
• Hydrotherapy
• Exercise Physiology
• Dietetics
• Occupational Therapy
• Speech Therapy

Our Day Rehabilitation team are committed to providing rehabilitation programs that ensure you not only recover quicker and stronger, but that you also have the tools to manage your condition once discharged from the program.

Our Day Program Facilities

Rehabilitation Centre
• Modern Gymnasium
• Hydrotherapy Pool
• Functional Rehabilitation Kitchen

Day Programs

Tailored to patients who have had elective surgery to their upper/lower limbs, joint replacement or spinal surgery, as well as patients who are recovering from fractures and trauma. The focus is on strengthening the muscles around the joint, while also ensuring you can manage everyday activities.

Designed for patients who are deconditioned following surgery, medical illness or injury. The focus in this program is regaining function through intensive exercise.

Designed for patients who have undergone amputation of a limb. The focus is on stump healing and education and training for prosthesis.

Specifically for patients with chronic, persistent pain where pain levels or medication use results in deficits in balance, mobility and functioning.

Designed to help patients restore and improve strength, endurance, function,
mobility and quality of life during and post cancer treatment.

A program of support, exercise and education that’s personalised to strengthen your heart after a heart event, procedure or the diagnosis of a heart condition. The focus is on helping you make long-term lifestyle changes so you can live a longer, healthier life.

Designed for patients who have neurological issues such as Stroke, Brain Injury, Parkinson’s Disease or Multiple Sclerosis. The focus is on restoring strength and coordination to improve function.

What do I need to bring?

• Wear comfortable shoes and clothing
• Water bottle
• Swimmers (for hydrotherapy)
• Towel (for hydrotherapy)

Am I eligible?

If you have recently had surgery or a medical illness that has left you with a loss of walking ability, strength, or general function, then you may be eligible to participate in one of our rehabilitation programs. If you are unsure if your condition meets the eligibility criteria, please contact the Waratah Rehabilitation Centre on (02) 9598 0690.

Do I need a referral?

Yes, a referral from a medical practitioner is required, either your GP or specialist.

Am I covered for the programs?

As our rehabilitation programs fall under the category of hospital, most major health funds provide full cover. Veteran’s Affairs, Workers compensation and CTP claims are also accepted. Patients who are not privately insured may discuss hospital fees with the Hospital’s admission team on (02) 9598 0000.


If you would like Waratah Private Hospital to support your healthcare, please contact the Waratah Rehabilitation Centre Coordinator:
T 02 9598 0690
31 Dora St, Hurstville NSW 2220