What are the different types of cancer our rehabilitation programs assist?
Our cancer rehabilitation programs assist with the recovery of Colon cancer, cervical cancer, bone cancer, myeloma, lung cancer, brain tumours and their associated treatments.
Treatment for cancer can be hard on your body. Side effects such as pain, fatigue and muscle weakness can be common. MetroRehab Hospital’s cancer rehabilitation programs can support you to optimise your physical and psychological wellbeing during and after cancer treatment. The programs are specifically designed for people with a primary diagnosis of cancer who are medically stable and physically able to participate.
Cancer Rehabilitation Inpatient Program
Our inpatient program offers a tailored rehabilitation program to suit your individual needs with the goal of improving your functional capacity and enhancing quality of life.
Under the care of a rehabilitation specialist, you will have full access to our nursing team, physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, social work, dietitian and clinical psychologist.
MetroRehab Hospital offers state-of-the-art rehabilitation facilities and hydrotherapy pool. Our meals are cooked on site and a nutritional plan can be advised by our in-house dietitians. In this program you will receive an individualised treatment plan which sets your personalised goals for rehabilitation.
Cancer Rehabilitation Day Program
The cancer rehabilitation day program is a specialised six-week program dedicated to optimising your health and wellbeing during and after cancer treatments. Evidence supports that exercise, good nutrition and mindfulness can help manage the side eﬀects of cancer treatment. Our reconditioning program is centred on:
- Helping you maintain your ﬁtness, enhance movement and ﬂexibility, manage pain and fatigue
- Providing you with dietary education and advice
- Assisting you to develop tools and techniques to manage stress and anxiety
- Encouraging you to focus on your wellbeing
Our sessions are conducted in an environment where your experiences can be shared and supported. You will be encouraged to play an active role in your goal-based rehabilitation program in order to achieve the best outcome.
To participate in our cancer rehabilitation programs, please discuss it with your Oncology Specialist, Oncology Team or General Practitioner and obtain a written referral from them. Referrals can be completed online at www.metrorehab.com.au or downloaded and faxed to us on 02 9564 3064. Once we receive the referral, we will organise for one of our Rehabilitation Physicians or our Rehabilitation Co-ordinator to assess you. They will work with you to develop a tailored rehabilitation program to support your rehabilitation and recovery following your cancer diagnosis and treatment.
FEES & CHARGES:
MetroRehab Hospital has established contracts with all major health insurers and the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. In many cases the fee is covered by the health insurer, however you should check with your fund if you have any additional charges specific to your health policy. We also cater for full fee paying patients who do not have private health insurance.
Inpatient Program Details
Day Program Details