Inpatient Rehabilitation

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Waratah Rehabilitation Centre is the premier rehabilitation provider in Southern Sydney. We believe rehabilitation isn’t a one size fits all solution. Our programs are guided by both individual needs and research-based evidence.

Your care is coordinated between clinicians, so all patients receive a program that is designed to optimise recovery throughout the different stages of rehabilitation. Your treatment is delivered by a comprehensive team of multidisciplinary health professionals with each discipline supported by professional leaders.

Inpatient Rehabilitation

The Rehabilitation Unit

The Rehabilitation Unit

Inpatient rehabilitation is suitable for people who need the support of allied health specialists, medical and nursing care whilst staying in hospital. Many of our patients transfer from acute care after surgery, accident and/or illness to commence their rehabilitation.

The Rehabilitation Unit has inpatient beds in comfortable modern facilities with easy access to both car parking and public transport in the heart of Hurstville, NSW.

Our Inpatient Facilities

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

Rehabilitation Team
• Rehabilitation Specialist
• Nursing Staff
• Physiotherapists
• Exercise Physiologists
• Occupational Therapists
• Dietitians
• Speech Pathologists
• Psychologists
• Allied Health Assistants

The length of stay at the hospital is dependent upon achieving your inpatient rehabilitation goals. Your multidisciplinary team will meet weekly at a case conference to discuss your overall health, rehabilitation progress and achievement of goals, discharge planning and any future referrals that may be required for the day rehabilitation program.

Through goal-directed activities, our program engages you to improve your current physical, cognitive, social and emotional wellbeing. The one-on-one individual therapies, education, exercises and hydrotherapy are all tailored to maximise physical ability and functional independence to:
• improve your strength, endurance and balance
• improve your mobility
• improve your everyday activities
• work towards returning to your previous lifestyle

Inpatient 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.

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. If you are unsure if your condition meets the eligibility criteria, please contact the Patient Access Manager on 0478 398 106.

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 our Patient Access Manager.
M 0478 398 106
T 02 9598 0000
31 Dora St, Hurstville NSW 2220