Cairns Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

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Inpatient Rehabilitation

Inpatient Rehabilitation is for patients who require 24-hour medical and nursing care, managed by a Rehabilitation Physician.

Quality, personalised inpatient therapy based on scientific evidence is provided for a wide range of conditions in our 25-bed Rehabilitation Ward. Our aim is to help each patient optimise their health and functional independence.

Services include assessment, diagnosis, treatment and support for elderly patients and those experiencing functional decline following an illness or surgery. We take an active preventative approach to ensure all patients are assessed for their risk of falls, pressure injuries and blood clots during their stay in hospital.

Inpatient rehabilitation programs are approved by private health funds and The Department of Veterans’ Affairs.


Comprehensive inpatient programs are offered:

  • Neurological
  • Falls prevention
  • Orthopaedic (hip and knee replacement surgery, injury or trauma, shoulder surgery, ankle fusions, foot surgery)
  • Reconditioning following surgery or illness
  • Amputee
  • Pain management
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac surgery or illness
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Muscle-related conditions
  • Spinal surgery (fusion, laminectomy and discectomy)
  • Stroke.


Cairns Private Hospital Inpatient Rehabilitation facilities include:

  • 25 spacious rooms with private ensuite and television
  • Dining area
  • Fully equipped gymnasium and studio
  • Physiotherapy and occupational therapy rooms on the ward and in the gymnasium
  • Podiatry appointments can be organised on site
  • Private treatment room for psychology
  • Activities area, and
  • Access to outdoor areas

Individualised Programs

Programs are tailored to individual needs, with the rehabilitation team assessing care needs in the areas of:

  • Hygiene and personal care
  • Domestic tasks and community activities of daily living such as shopping and paying bills
  • Physical abilities and areas of potential weakness such as balance, strength and endurance
  • Ability to communicate (assessment of speech, writing, listening and reading skills)
  • Continence
  • Medication management
  • Safe swallowing and nutrition

Care is coordinated by a multi-disciplinary team with a collaborative approach, assisting patients to regain their independence and facilitate transition from hospital to community. They work closely with patients and carers / family to ensure appropriate assessment and goal setting takes place to achieve their optimum level of independence.

This may extend across:

  • Inpatient rehabilitation
  • Falls prevention education and minimisation strategies
  • Home assessment by occupational therapist if required
  • Prescription and advice about home equipment and mobility aids
  • Coordination of community support services
  • Carer support and education.

Patients may be referred to our Day Rehabilitation Programs once they are discharged from hospital, for ongoing therapy.