Day Program Pre Admission
What is the day program?
Our day program is suitable if you have established rehabilitation goals but you do not need the support of inpatient medical or nursing care.
The day program helps you achieve your rehabilitation goals and assist you in your recovery. It may help you return to work, driving, your favourite leisure activity and for others it may help you live as independently as possible in the community.
How can I become involved?
If you are a current inpatient, it will be discussed with you either by your rehabilitation physician or members of your allied health team.
If you are currently at home, please ask your GP or specialist to fax a referral to the day program co-ordinator on (02) 9847 5089.
Once we have received your referral, we will contact you to organise an initial assessment with a rehabilitation physician. It will be decided at this assessment what therapies will be most beneficial to you.
Your schedule of appointments will be then be co-ordinated with you by our day program co-ordinator who can be contacted on (02) 9847 5221/5086.
What allied health therapies are available as a Day Program patient?
Depending upon your individual needs, your rehabilitation physician may refer you to:
- Exercise physiology
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
How often do I come?
Many of our patients come to us initially twice a week for four weeks, however, this may vary depending on your treatment needs and your rehabilitation physician’s recommendations.
The rehabilitation team conducts fortnightly case conferences and they may jointly refer you for an extension to your program which may be an additional couple of weeks, however, this is dependent upon your individual needs.
Is transport provided?
We understand that providing transport is a convenient and safe option for many of our patients.
We have a fleet of three vehicles used for patient transport and we have a wonderful team of caring and courteous drivers. The cost for transport to and from home is the cost of community transport options. Please call our day program co-ordinator on (02) 9847 5086.
We do have free onsite parking available at Mt Wilga as well.
What do I need to bring with me on the day program?
On your first day, please come to the Admissions Office which is located just inside the main hospital entrance. Please bring the following with you just on this day
- Referral letter and relevant x-ray
- Private health fund and medicare details
- Compensation details if your treatment is workers compensation or third party
You will need to be comfortable whilst enjoying your therapy and we ask you to wear
- comfortable, flat and enclosed shoes
- clothing including tracksuits, pants and shorts. Please don’t wear skirts or any tight fitting clothing
- A water bottle
- Please bring a swimming costume and towel if you are doing hydrotherapy
- Change of clothes and personal toiletries for showering if you wish after hydrotherapy
We provide all our day patients with a light luncheon including a sandwich and juice and there are tea and coffee making facilities in the day program lounge.
Day program waiting room area
Exercise Physiology Studio