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Rehabilitation

The St Vincent's Rehabilitation Unit focus is on helping you regain your independence. Located at Werribee, we provide a comprehensive range of individual inpatient programs.

Your rehabilitation starts with an assessment. With information about your condition our rehabilitation team sets your individual program and a plan for returning home as soon as you are ready. We discuss your plan, your progress and your discharge with you.

Your rehabilitation team comprises you and your family, and our health care professionals, including:

  • specialist rehabilitation physicians
  • nurses
  • physiotherapists   
  • occupational therapists   
  • dieticians   
  • allied health assistants   
  • social workers (on request)

Therapy sessions

We run individual and group sessions with a physiotherapist and occupational therapist that you may attend, depending on your condition. Our therapy facilities include a gymnasium and kitchen.

Physiotherapy

Our physiotherapists work with you to achieve your maximum physical ability after your surgery or treatment.

Occupational therapy

Our occupational therapists work with patients to promote independence and safety when carrying out the daily activities in their lives. They help you to manage your own bathing and dressing, with equipment and home visits.

Breakfast group

These sessions are part of our plan to help patients become independent. Participants prepare their own breakfast with the support of Allied Health staff.

Discharge planning

Your discharge planning starts with a visit our rehab assessment officer. Your discharge plan documents what you need when you leave hospital, and helps us to make the necessary arrangements. A doctor, occupational therapist and physiotherapist will be involved in the process, and a social worker is available on request. Find out more about discharge.

Home visit

Before you are discharged from our unit, we may organise a home visit so that an occupational therapist can observe how you can complete everyday tasks at home. The therapists will then be able to arrange for equipment to be installed that may assist you. It is likely that you will need to pay for any equipment or rails that are required in your house.

Referrals

Referrals can be arranged by your doctor. One of our rehabilitation assessors will visit you after your operation/acute phase, to assess your suitability for rehabilitation, and decide which program is best for you. If approval for your care is given by your health fund, you will be transferred to our ward.

What to bring

  • comfortable clothing
  • supportive fitting shoes (no thongs or scuffs)
  • night clothes, dressing gown and slippers
  • toiletries, brush, comb
  • all current medication (no dosettes)
  • X-rays requested by your doctor
  • health cards and private health fund details
  • Medicare card
  • pension card
  • mobility aides such as walking aids or splints.

Visiting hours

Every day 2-8 pm. We ask that visitors do not attend when patients are in therapy.

Our location

Ground Level
St Vincent’s Private Hospital Werribee 240 Hoppers Lane Werribee 3030