Noosa Hospital Rehabilitation Services
Noosa Hospital Rehabilitation Services 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.
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
- Exercise Physiology
- Occupational Therapy
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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:
- Off Road Driving Assessment
- 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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