Inpatient Pre Admission
What is an inpatient program?
Inpatient rehabilitation is suitable for people who need the support of medical and nursing care as well as allied health care whilst staying with us.
Many of our patients are transferred from an acute care hospital after surgery, accident or illness to commence their rehabilitation.
How can I become an inpatient?
If you are having an elective joint replacement, you may wish to discuss your rehabilitation with your surgeon or GP prior to having surgery.
If you are currently at another hospital, please discuss your rehabilitation with your case manager, discharge planner, nurse or doctor and a referral can be faxed directly to our Bed Manager on 02 9847 5096.
How do I know if I am covered by my private health insurance?
You may wish to contact your private health insurer directly, however, our admissions team will ensure you are covered by your private health insurer prior to your admission.
Upon admission you will be seen by a member of the admission team who will ask you to sign documentation necessary to claim from your private health fund. If you are unable to sign, please make arrangements for a family member or official carer to sign on your behalf.
What do I need to bring for my admission?
You will need to bring your;
- Referral letter
- Private health fund insurance details
- Medicare card
- Compensation details if your hospital stay is related to workers compensation or third party claim
- Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) card if relevant
- Pension, pharmaceutical benefits and concession cards if relevant
What therapies are available as an inpatient?
You will have individual assessments by your doctor, nurse and allied health therapists as soon as possible and within 24 hours of your admission.
It is these assessments that your rehabilitation program will be individually tailored and combined with your rehabilitation goals, your Rehabilitation Physician may refer you to:
- Occupational Therapy
- Exercise Physiology
- Speech Therapy
- Social Worker
- Case Manager/Discharge Planner
- Neuro Psychology
- Recreational Therapy
How often will I have therapy as an inpatient?
Again, this is dependent upon your rehabilitation goals and your individual needs as assessed by our Rehabilitation Physician.
What do I need to bring to the hospital?
- Comfortable clothing for therapy, please do not bring tight fitting clothing
- Sensible walking shoes and any orthotics you have been wearing prior to your surgery or injury
- Any walking aids or equipment you may need or use at home
- Swimming costume
- Nightwear, dressing gown and slippers
- Personal toiletries
- Any medications you are currently taking
Your room will have a safe, however, we recommend you leave valuables including jewellery at home.
How long will I stay in hospital?
This is dependent upon achieving your inpatient rehabilitation goals or perhaps your progress plateaus and you are able to manage at home and return to the day program.
Your rehabilitation team will meet weekly at case conference to discuss your overall health, rehabilitation progress and achievement of goals, discharge planning and any future referrals for the day program.