Cairns Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Inpatient Rehabilitation is suitable for people who require 24-hour medical and nursing care and are managed by a Rehabilitation Physician.

A range of inpatient therapy is provided in the 25 bed Rehabilitation Unit. Our aim is to help each patient optimize his or her health and functional independence.

Services provided on the rehabilitation ward 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.

The Rehabilitation Unit offers a range of comprehensive in-patient programs in the following areas:

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

All rehabilitation programs are approved by Private Health Funds and The Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

  • 25 spacious inpatient rooms, fully equipped with a private ensuite and television
  • Dining area
  • Fully equipped gymnasium and studio located onsite in the hospital
  • Physiotherapy and occupational therapy rooms located both on the ward and in the gymnasium
  • Podiatry appointments can be organised on site
  • Private treatment room for psychology
  • Activities area
  • Access to outdoor areas
  • Aroma café serves a selection of hot meals, sandwiches, cakes and barista made coffee for takeaway and eat in for breakfast and lunch

Care is coordinated by the Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) comprising Doctors, Nurses and Allied Health Professionals (Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists, Dieticians and Social Workers).

The MDT adopts 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.

Services provided:

  • Inpatient rehabilitation
  • Multi-disciplinary holistic care
  • 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

Programs are tailored to the individual’s needs and are provided by a skilled and experienced multidisciplinary team.

The team will assess 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

The team, in conjunction with the patient and their family, will develop an individual therapy program to achieve mutually agreed realistic goals. Patients may be referred to Day Rehabilitation Programs for ongoing therapeutic treatment once they are discharged from hospital. Your treating team will discuss this with you prior to discharge.

Cairns Private Hospital supports the need for early referral to Rehabilitation Services. We accept referrals from other hospitals, medical specialists and General Practitioners. Acceptance of a referral is at the discretion of the treating specialist, based on the individual’s capacity to benefit from rehabilitation.

We accept the following patients for admission:

Private Patients Any patient with relevant hospital insurance cover. We will always confirm with your insurer prior to admission to ensure you are appropriately covered
Self-Insured Patients An individualised quote will be provided to patients prior to any admission
Workers Compensation/Third Party Approval needs to be sought from the insurance company prior to admission
Veterans Affairs Patients (DVA) Veterans and War Widows may be admitted to the hospital

Contact Numbers for Referral:

Referrals by your treating medical practitioner should be sent via fax. Any enquiries regarding referrals can be directed to the Rehabilitation Nurse Unit Manager:

T: 07 4052 5214
F: 07 4052 5372

Download our referral form for your convenience.