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Information for patients

Each day you will be encouraged to get up, shower, dress into day clothes and sit out of bed during the day. You will be seen twice daily by your physiotherapist for treatment in the gymnasium and, where indicated, hydrotherapy pool. One therapy session per day is conducted on weekends and public holidays.

Your physiotherapy sessions will encompass a range of treatments aimed to improve mobility, reduce pain, and increase range of movement and strength. Problems with gait, balance and coordination will also be addressed in your exercise program.

Preparing for your stay

Please bring the following paperwork to your admission:

  • Any health fund and entitlement cards, e.g. Medicare, DVA etc.
  • Insurance details if claiming workers compensation or third party
  • Current x-rays, scans or test results related to your admission

You are encouraged to dress in comfortable clothes during the day. Please pack at least one week’s supply of washable, loose-fitting clothes.

The following are suggestions only:

  • Tracksuits
  • Shirts/blouses
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Enclosed slippers with a non-slip sole
  • Cardigan 
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Pyjamas/night gowns
  • Swimming suit/shorts
  • Enclosed shoes with a non-slip sole

If applicable, please also bring your:

  • Dentures
  • Hearing aid with batteries
  • Glasses
  • Walker/frame/stick
  • Razor
  • Cosmetics and toiletries
  • CPAP machine

During your stay

YOUR ROOM

The Rehabilitation Ward has both shared and single rooms. Rooms are provided on an availability basis. We do our best to provide you with the accommodation you request, however, in a shared room, we find patients enjoy the opportunity to share experiences with others going through the rehabilitation process. Please note: some single rooms share a bathroom with another single room.

All rooms are furnished with a TV, Foxtel, telephone, air conditioning and have free Wi-Fi access.

MEALS

Our delicious in-house menu is carefully selected by our professional chefs to meet your nutritional needs. Meals are ordered in advance from a menu and can be tailored to your clinical and special dietary requirements.

VISITING HOURS

Visitors are most welcome at St Luke’s Private Hospital. Family and loved ones are encouraged to visit during visiting hours; however sessions are not to be missed due to visitors. Visiting hours are between 10.00am to 8.00pm.

Leaving the Hospital

When it's time for you to head home after a rehabilitation stay, St Luke's Private Hospital offers physiotherapists, rehabilitation physicians and social work staff to assist with and discuss your needs, including planning for discharge and ongoing care. Our occupational therapists can assess your home and work environment and organise strategies and any necessary equipment. St Luke’s also offers a half-day rehabilitation program and private physiotherapy from St Luke’s Clinic for your ongoing care.

Discharge is prior to 10:00am, and we ask that you vacate your room by this time to allow us to prepare for the next patient. If assistance is required to arrange transport home, please discuss this with the Social Worker on, or shortly after, admission. Please note: we do not provide patient transport.