Our Program Aim
This multi-disciplinary CancerCare program is suited to those who have a primary diagnosis of cancer and are looking to improve their quality of life. Participants can be at various stages of their journey, whether that be before, during or after any treatment.
The program is designed to assist individuals to maximise participation in an active and fulfilling life, with a focus on functional and psychological wellbeing.
The program combines health education, exercise and support for participants in a small group environment. Exercises are tailored to the individual's level of activity.
Participants attend for two hours, twice a week for 6 weeks.
The comprehensive education sessions cover topics including:
- Benefits of exercise
- Activity pacing and energy conservation
- Stress management
- Healthy sleep patterns
- Community support services
Partners, family members or close friends are welcome to attend the education sessions.
We have agreements with most health funds and Department of Veterans' Affairs, which ensure your out-of-pocket expenses are kept to a minimum. Participants will be notified of any costs prior to commencing the program.
The RehabilitationCare Team
The Specialist team is delivered by Ramsay RehabilitationCare at our rehabilitation services.
Our team consists of:
- Rehabilitation Physician
- Occupational Therapist
- Social Worker
Referrals may be made by surgeons, specialists or general medical practitioners. Referrals may also be received directly from hospitals after an inpatient stay.
The Rehabilitation Program Coordinator will arrange an initial assessment by a Rehabilitation Physician at Tamara Private Hospital.
For further information, please contact the Program Coordinator on (02) 6764 5676.