Noosa Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Noosa Hospital Rehabilitation Services

Noosa Hospital's Rehabilitation Service provides excellence in multidisciplinary patient focused care to assist in recovery after illness or surgery. We aim to help each patient optimise their health and independence.

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Inpatient rehabilitation is suitable if you need the support of medical and nursing care as well as allied health treatment while getting back on your feet.

Rehabilitation provides the care, therapy and support needed to assist you towards attaining maximum independence. At Noosa Hospital, we have teams of dedicated, specialist staff who provide a variety of rehabilitation programs.

On admission to the Noosa Rehabilitation Unit you will be assessed by a multidisciplinary team who will establish an individualised plan of therapy in consultation with you. Together, realistic goals will be set.

A medical specialist in rehabilitation will oversee your therapy program and monitor your progress in conjunction with other team members and your general practitioner.

Depending on your needs, you may require assistance from any of the following team members:

  • Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Medical Practitioner
  • Unit Manager
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Dietitian
  • Psychologist
  • Discharge Planner

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Day Rehabilitation Programs

The Allied Health team will formulate a treatment plan for each individual based on their needs and an assessment by the Rehabilitation Physician.

Patients generally attend the programs twice a week for 4-6 weeks or as deemed appropriate.

Orthopaedic Day Program

This program is designed to enhance recovery and help regain independence following orthopaedic surgery, such as hip and knee replacement, spinal surgery or other orthopaedic injury.

The program may include the following services:

  • Rehabilitation Medicine Physician
  • Physiotherapy
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Dietetics
  • Speech Pathology
  • Social Work

Reconditioning Day Program

The Reconditioning program specialises in the rehabilitation of patients who have experienced an acute episode of illness or undergone a surgical procedure with subsequent deterioration in functional ability. Our aim is to provide specialised therapy to allow patients to maximise their functional improvement and achieve realistic goals.

Pain Day Program

The Pain program focuses on active self-management skills and strategies to promote recovery for patients who suffer from unresolved pain lasting longer than 3 months or interference by pain in areas of life such as work, family and leisure activities.

How to refer to Day Program?

Referrals are to be made in writing and need to be completed by the individual’s treating Doctor. The referral must be sent via facsimile to 07 5455 9412 or emailed to Any enquiries please contact the Allied Health team on 07 5455 9224.

Driving Assessment Unit

The aim of a driving assessment is to assess the impact of a medical condition or health issue on driving capacity. The driving assessment is completed by a trained Occupational Therapy Driver Assessor and involves two parts:

  1. Off Road Driving Assessment
  2. On Road Driving Assessment

The Occupational Therapy Driving Assessor will send a report with recommendations to the referring doctor who makes the final decision related to driving.

How are costs covered?

Private Health funds, Department of Veterans Affairs, Workers Compensation, CTP Insurers and Income Protection Insurers often meet the cost of the programs.

On referral our Allied Health Admissions team will check with the Health Fund or Insurer to make sure the patient is fully covered.

For more information about the rehabilitation programs offered please call 07 5455 9224.

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