Cancer Rehabilitation Inpatient Services

A healthcare professional interacting with a cancer rehabilitation patient

Our Cancer Rehabilitation Inpatient Services is a unique and innovative service to assist people recovering from cancer and its treatment

About the Service

The Jacaranda Unit is an inpatient service dedicated to rehabilitation of cancer survivors, located on Greenwich Hospital Ground Floor. This Unit complements Greenwich Hospital’s Palliative Care and Lymphoedema services.

As Jacaranda is not publicly funded, care is available for eligible patients with private health insurance (with no out of pocket expenses).

Once admitted for care, each person will receive a comprehensive multidisciplinary review, which will lead to a rehabilitation program individually tailored for their needs.

The recently-renovated Unit comprises eleven single-bedded rooms, each with a private or shared ensuite bathroom. There are also sitting rooms and a family/recreation area.

Who will benefit from this service?

We provide an active rehabilitation service for individuals having:

  • Weakness/problems with independent living, after chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery, or other treatment for cancer;
  • Neurological and functional problems remaining after acute treatment of a tumour;
  • Bony metastases, after surgical intervention, and if weight-bearing.

Patients recovering from cancer treatment deserve the same access to rehabilitation as those recovering from treatment for other medical problems.

Programs

A multi-disciplinary team will work with the cancer survivors, and their families, who will have access to a range of health professionals including:

  • Consultants in Rehabilitation Medicine and Pain Medicine;
  • Nurses including Clinical Specialists;
  • Physiotherapists;
  • Occupational Therapists;
  • Social Workers;
  • Speech Pathologists;
  • Dietitians;
  • Pastoral Care and counselling staff

A/Professor Andrew Cole, Medical Director of the Jacaranda Unit provides clinical leadership to the rehabilitation team.

Brad Carpenter, Nurse Manager for Rehabilitation Services oversees day to day operations.

Contact Us

For all enquiries and information on how to refer please contact Greenwich Hospital on 9903 8333 and ask to speak to the ward secretary of the Jacaranda Unit or email greenwichrehab@hammond.com.au

Rehab Inpatients Referral Form Rehab Inpatients Referral Form (358 KB)

How to refer from another hospital

From a public hospital: via PATU (02 9477 9701)

From a private hospital or specialists’ rooms: F: 02 9903 8332 E: greenwichrehab@hammond.com.au