What is the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program?
Cardiac rehabilitation helps people recover from myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart surgery (e.g. stent, coronary artery bypass, valve replacement) or various cardiovascular conditions and diseases such as angina. Cardiac rehabilitation is a specialised interdisciplinary approach to treatment which aims to optimise recovery.
Our Cardiac Rehabilitation Program aims to:
- Help you recover and manage after cardiac surgery, heart attack or heart disease
- Improve your mobility and independence following cardiac surgery
- Get you – your heart, lungs, and body – as healthy as possible
- Help you regain the confidence to get back into life, work and to increase your activity levels
- Identify risk factors which contributed to your heart condition and reduce those risks
- Improve your overall wellbeing
To participate in our cardiac rehabilitation programs, please discuss it with your cardiologist, cardiothoracic surgeon, cardiology 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 cardiac diagnosis or surgery.
Inpatient Rehabilitation Program
Our inpatient service 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 a program tailored to your needs incorporating nursing and the most appropriate mix of the full range of allied health disciplines including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, social work, dietetics and clinical psychology
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.
Inpatient Program Details
Rehabilitation Day Program
The day program provides rehabilitation to patients who are well enough and independent enough to come in from home rather than staying in hospital overnight. Patients may also attend the day program after their inpatient rehabilitation admission.
Day Program Details
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.
For more information on our rehabilitation programs, contact us on (02) 8585 4900.