Services

Cancer Oncology Rehabilitation Program

Forms

  • Participants attend twice a week for seven weeks. Each group session consists of one hour of tailored exercise, followed by one hour of information.
  • Information sessions include practical topics such as Fatigue, Improving Sleep, and Nutrition, to the more psychosocial with an introduction of community services available such as Cancer Peer Support Programs, Feldenkrais and Art Therapy. All sessions are presented by specialist clinicians and allied health staff.
  • Patients are welcome from various tumour streams and at various stages of treatment
  • Sessions are provided in a supportive group environment at the Wantirna Health Community Rehabilitation Centre
  • This is a client centred program where clients, carers and families are supported to achieve their rehabilitation goals.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The client resides in eastern suburbs of Melbourne within the Eastern Health catchment area
  • Has a primary diagnosis of cancer
  • Aged 18 years and over
  • Current physical status allows for participation in the exercise component of the program
  • Cognitive status allows for participation in the education component of the program

Referral

Cost

  • $10.00 per session, capped at $20/week (effective from 1st March 2018)
  • This cost can be discussed in the case of financial hardship

Frequently asked questions

This is a centre-based program. However, we can suggest alternate cost-effective transport options. The Oncology Rehabilitation Coordinator is happy to discuss alternative community options with you.

On completion of the program, all participants are provided with a plan, after a discussion with the oncology rehabilitation team. Plans may include the more social goals, such as joining a new club, or the more physical such as joining a gym or walking group.

No, it does not matter, as long as you are available to attend on Tuesday and Friday mornings.

Yes, partners are very welcome and encouraged to attend. Specific information is offered addressing common concerns of patients and their loved ones

Wantirna Health

Address
251 Mountain Highway, Wantirna South, 3152
Contact

P 9955 1227 (Community Rehabilitation Reception)
F 9955 1388

Hours

Tuesday and Friday mornings 9:30am – 11:30 am

Car Parking
  • Fee-based, on-site car parking is available and accessible from the main entrance off Mountain Highway
  • Disabled parking is accessible via the main driveway off Mountain Highway