Our oncology program is designed to help you manage the physical and emotional impacts before, during and after treatment for your cancer, supporting you throughout your journey.
Our oncology rehabilitation program aims to reduce the impact of cancer treatments on the body and mind, and improve function in both day-to-day activities, and quality of life.
We support you throughout your cancer journey.
Our team will work in partnership with your GP and/or Oncologist to help you navigate through this challenging time. We provide a structured yet personalised program to improve your physical condition and provide you with the knowledge to get you back on your feet.
Inpatient program structure
Initial assessment within 24 hours of admission by Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Dietitian, Social Worker, Psychologist and Rehabilitation Physician
Holistic team approach to treatment and supporting you through your cancer journey
Daily therapy from all disciplines as indicated, six days a week (or as tolerated)
Discharge planning into a safe and supportive environment and referral into our specialised day oncology program.
Day program structure
One and a half to three hours of therapy (depending on tolerances)
Exercise physiology, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, dietetics and psychology
One to two days per week over six weeks (program length can be varied based on your progress and capacity).
How to access the program
Ask your General Practitioner or Specialist to refer you to our Rehabilitation Physicians Dr Vivek Gupta, Dr Alex Dennis and Dr Melissa McCarney as they can arrange your admission to the program (see below).
Rehabilitation Medicine Registrar's, Dr Anna Lydtin are on site at Forster Private Hospital looking after our rehab patients daily.
Private health fund, DVA and WorkCover patients are accepted.
If you have an excess or co-payment with your health insurance, you will be required to pay this at the time of admission.
Self-funded patients will be required to pay at the time of admission.
Please contact our day rehabilitation staff on 02 6555 1343 for further assistance.