Dudley Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Frequently asked questions about the Day Program

What is it?

An outpatient-based program designed to meet an individual's rehabilitation needs. The broad objectives of the program include, but are not limited to; improving an individual's functional capacity following surgery, injury or illness and facilitating a return to work and lifestyle activities.

What does the program involve?

Programs vary depending on individual needs but may include; Physiotherapy, Hydrotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, Dietetics, gym classes and education sessions.

How often do I come?

This is dependent upon your personal circumstances and rehabilitation goals. Generally patients attend two to three times per week for several weeks following their inpatient stay or referral from a medical practitioner.

Who pays for it?

In most instances, your private health fund will cover the costs of the day program. We complete a fund check for you prior to commencing the program. Any excess payments that may be due are discussed with you prior to starting.

Is transport provided?

We have a number of transport options available. Our Day Program Coordinator will discuss these options with you.

How can I be referred to the Day Program?

Please discuss your suitability with your GP or treating Specialist. They can make the required referral if appropriate.