Hunters Hill Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Parkinson’s Reconditioning Program

Welcome

Thank you for choosing Hunters Hill Private Hospital for your hospital care. Owned and operated by Ramsay Health Care - one of Australia’s largest and most reputable private hospital operators - Hunters Hill Private Hospital offers a comprehensive range of services and facilities. In recognition of our commitment to excellence in patient care and service, Hunters Hill Private Hospital has been certified against the Core Standards for Safety and Quality in Healthcare.

Hunters Hill Private Hospital is a 40 bed surgical, medical and rehabilitation facility located in the Sydney suburb of Hunters Hill approximately 10 kilometres north west of the centre of Sydney.

Hunters Hill Private Hospital provides an extensive range of inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic, and rehabilitation services. Equipped with highly skilled practitioners we are able to provide the very best in rehabilitation care for patients.

About Ramsay Health Care

An Australian-owned organisation. Ramsay Health Care was founded by Paul Ramsay in 1964 and has grown to become one of the largest and most reputable providers of private hospital and psychiatric services in the country. Ramsay Health Care boasts a high quality portfolio of strategically located hospitals and an excellent record in hospital management and patient care features which combine to attract Australia’s leading medical, nursing and allied health practitioners.

Parkinson’s Reconditioning Program General Information

Parkinson’s Disease is a neurological disorder that affects the nerve cells in the brain that produce dopamine. Symptoms of Parkinson’s include muscle rigidity, tremors, and changes in speech and gait. It is a chronic condition, slowly progressive and the clinical course differs from patient to patient.

Rehabilitation therapy for Parkinson’s

Evidence is increasing to support the effectiveness of well-coordinated multidisciplinary therapies. Aerobic and learning based exercises could be neuroprotective as well as improving cardiovascular fitness and reducing the risk of falls. These therapies aim to prolong independent function and improve quality of life.

Our Aims

Our clinicians bring a comprehensive, multidisciplinary program. We offer specifically tailored therapies for people with Parkinson’s Disease. You will play an important role in setting your goals with our clinicians and your progress will be reviewed regularly through case conferences.

Referrals

All you need is a referral from your GP or specialist. Referrals can be sent via our referral pad or letter from your doctor to the Parkinson’s Reconditioning Program and faxed to 8876 9436 or email: prp.hhp@ramsayhealth.com.au

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Our Program:

The program involves face to face consultations and group classes for up to 10 weeks.

Your whole program will be scheduled by our Day Program Coordinator.

Assessment Clinic

Tuesday 1-4pm

  • Initial clinic consultation with our Rehabilitation Specialist.
  • Individual assessments with our allied health clinicians including:
    • Physiotherapy
    • Occupational therapy
    • Speech Therapy
    • Dietician
    • Psychologist
    • Social Worker

Group Program:

Monday and Thursday 1-4pm

Make the exercise time fun by engaging in our supervised small group therapy. There will be three different therapy sessions, each lasting one hour in duration. Family and carers welcome to attend.

What to wear & bring

  • Wear shorts or other comfortable clothes
  • Medication you require during the session

How are accounts paid?

If your hospital program is covered by private health insurance or Veteran’s Affairs, the account will be sent directly to the relevant organisation. A health fund check will be completed upon receipt of referral to ensure coverage. You will be notified of any co-payment or excess prior to your admission. If it is covered by Worker’s Compensation or transport accident schemes, approval must be sought prior to your admission. Should a patient wish to pay for their treatment independently, the fee structure will be explained before commencement.

Transport Information

  • Limited free parking is available on site and there is ample parking in adjacent streets.
  • Ferry Service – there is a regular ferry service from Circular Quay to Valencia Street wharf. Bus 538 from the wharf stops outside the hospital.
  • Regular bus services run from the city.
  • For up to the date bus and ferry service information please phone 131 500.


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Queries please contact Day Rehabilitation Coordinator (02) 8876 9447

Parkinson's Reconditioning Program

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