Cardiac Day Program
The Cardiac Day Program is a multi-disciplinary program for people recovering from an acute cardiac episode (including heart attack, open heart surgery or angiplastic/stents) or who have a chronic cardiac disease such as heart failure.
The program is designed to assist you to resume an active and fulfilling life and to reduce the risk of further heart disease.
What is involved?
The multi-disciplinary program combines health education, exercise and support for participants in a small group environment.
The exercise sessions are tailored to your current level of activity and encourages a gradual increase in activity.
If you are a Hunters Hill Private inpatient, we will organise the referral for you and your care will continue to be managed by your inpatient Rehabilitation Physician.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Download Referral form
Upon receipt of referral you will be reviewed by the Rehabilitation Physician along with the Allied Health Team consisting of
- Occupational Therapist
Your whole program will be scheduled by our Day Program Co-ordinator.
Please bring the following documentation with you for your initial assessment:
- Referral letters
- Relevant x-rays
- Private health fund insurance details
- Medicare card
- Compensation details if your treatment is related to a workers compensation or third party claim
- Wear shorts or other comfortable clothes that allow access to your legs
- Swimsuit (if participating in Hydrotherapy)
- Medication you require during the session
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.
- 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.
- A transport service is available to pick up and drop off patients within a certain radius. Please make arrangements for this service when booking in
- Community Transport from your local provider