Day program rehabilitation

Our programs are designed to restore confidence, independence and mobility for people who have established rehabilitation needs, but do not require the support of an inpatient service. We provide a variety of programs to suit your needs. Through therapy, exercise and education we aim to improve movement and strength to restore independence and wellbeing.


Each patient is reviewed prior to beginning their program by one of our Specialists. Your local GP, physician or surgeon will be able to assist you with obtaining a referral which can be referred to OR fax to 02 4952 7549.

Our Rehabilitation team

  • Dietitian
  • Nurses
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physiotherapists
  • Psychologist
  • Rehabilitation Specialists
  • Social Worker
  • Speech Pathologist.

Group Rehabilitation Programs

Our programs provide access to all Hospital services without needing to be admitted as an inpatient, meaning you’re able to stay living at home.
Our program days are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday – 8am – 4pm
Most programs consist of at least three sessions of 30-60 minutes per session and include:

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Psychology
  • Speech Pathology
  • Dietetics
  • Physiotherapy
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Education

When will you make Rehab an active part of your recovery?


Our rehabilitation programs are Day Hospital Programs, and not outpatient programs, therefore are covered under private health insurance hospital cover and not extras or ancillary cover. Some funds may have a co-payment or excess payable either per session or as a once off payment.

Our Programs can also be covered under:

  • Workers compensation/CTP Insurance
  • Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA)
  • NDIS (Self- managed plans only)
  • Self-funded

If you have any questions, regarding your suitability as a day program patient please contact us on 02 4941 8425 or email us here

The 24 bed Rehabilitation Unit houses the latest equipment and facilities that allow patients to undertake their programs in a safe, secure and private environment.

A fully equipped gymnasium and hydrotherapy pool are available on-site for strength, conditioning and retraining programs.

The single and double patient rooms are conveniently equipped with ensuite facilities.

The rooms overlook a picturesque setting that provides a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere for those undertaking rehabilitation programs.

Patients and visitors have access to the large dining and day room facilities.

The unit also has a range of assessment and counselling rooms where patients can meet with doctors and therapists in a quiet environment.

Newcastle Private Hospital’s Rehabilitation Unit has an independent living suite which is designed to provide patients with the support and confidence required to make a successful transition from the hospital back into their home.

The suite has double and single beds and includes a kitchenette where meals can be prepared and cooking assessments are carried out. The facility is an important phase in our holistic approach to rehabilitation.

Our Program is designed for patients who have undergone Joint or Spinal surgery. It is also appropriate for patients who have injuries or are experiencing musculoskeletal weakness, stiffness or pain.

Our program includes:

  • Physiotherapy sessions to improve joint movement, strengthening, stretching, mobility training, functional exercises and manual therapy as required
  • Exercise Physiology to support core stability, provide upper/lower body strengthening, cardiovascular fitness and balance exercises
  • Hydrotherapy sessions in our on-site heated pool aims to improve strength, range of motion, cardiovascular fitness, balance and co-ordination as well as provide pain relief
  • Access to the Multidisciplinary team as required including wound care

Our Program is designed for patients with an established neurological condition who are below their baseline level of function. Including but not limited to stroke, spinal cord injury, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis or brain injuries.

Patients will be assessed by our Specialist and prescribed suitable therapies which may include:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Pathology
  • Counselling/ psychology
  • Hydrotherapy

Our reconditioning and falls prevention program is for patients who are experiencing a decline in their normal level of function or balance due to a prolonged hospital admission, general surgery, medical illness or other chronic condition.

Our program includes:

  • Physiotherapy sessions to improve strength and mobility
  • Exercise physiology sessions to improve cardiovascular fitness and core stability

Our program is for patients who have experienced myocardial infarction (cardiac arrest), cardiac surgery (Stent/ CABG/ valve replacements), stable angina, controlled heart failure or other vascular/ heart disease.

Our program includes:

  • Exercise sessions with our exercise physiologists to improve strength, function and mobility to enhance quality of life of individuals who have experienced a cardiac event.
  • Education with our multi-disciplinary team who will discuss heart disease and eating for heart health.

Each patient will have graded exercise programs overtime to progressively increase general strength and endurance.

Program run times

Our Cardiac Rehabilitation Day Program consist of two day sessions or one evening session that are two (2) hours in duration. Available times include:

  • Monday and Wednesday from 3pm–5pm
  • Tuesday and Friday 12pm–2pm
  • Tuesday evenings from 6pm–8pm

Our Team

Our experienced multidisciplinary team include:

  • Rehabilitation Physicians and Medical Officers
  • Physiotherapists
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Clinical Pharmacist
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Psychologists/Counsellors
  • Dietician

Our Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program is a supervised program that includes exercise training, health education, and breathing techniques for any person with a chronic lung condition and who have symptoms of dyspnoea on exertion and/or fatigue. Patients who benefit from this program experience difficulty breathing or finds that the activities they participate in every day are getting harder to complete.

Our program includes:

  • Physiotherapy sessions to improve strength and mobility
  • Exercise physiology sessions to improve cardiovascular fitness
  • Education from the multidisciplinary team

Individual sessions may be available based on the needs of the participant and are set at the discretion of the Rehabilitation Physician. These programs are designed for those who require additional assistance to gain the best outcomes from the therapeutic process.

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