Rehabilitation services

SSH can help you get back on your feet

Private inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services in Hervey Bay

St Stephen’s Hospital offers private inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services in the Wide Bay. Our purpose-built, fully equipped rehabilitation unit offers personalised treatment programs for inpatients and outpatients with support from a multidisciplinary team. Our programs are goal-oriented and based on the individualised needs of each patient.

We believe teamwork is key to successful rehabilitation. We have a multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, exercise physiologists, speech therapists and a dietitian. Many of our dedicated nursing team have specialised in rehabilitation care. Our chaplain is also always on hand to offer pastoral care to those in need.

We also have a dedicated discharge planner who works with patients and their families to ensure the right community supports are in place to enable patients to safely discharge home.

Inpatient rehabilitation

Our 27-bed inpatient service is suitable for people who require treatment in hospital, and when it is not possible to go home due to dependence of care.

We have rehabilitation services in the following specialties:

  • Neurological conditions, such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis.
  • Orthopaedic surgery, such as hip or knee replacements.
  • Surgery following trauma.
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation.
  • Cancer rehabilitation.

Outpatient rehabilitation

Our outpatient rehabilitation service is available for patients who have recently been discharged from hospital and for members of the community requiring rehabilitation by a multidisciplinary team without the need to stay in hospital. Outpatient rehabilitation takes place onsite at our purpose-built Exercise Medicine Centre. We offer a range of specialty recovery programs in the areas of:

  • Cardiac rehabilitation.
  • Following joint replacements, such as hip, knee or shoulder replacements.
  • Parkinson’s disease.
  • Reconditioning following recent fracture, trauma, injury or fall.
  • Stroke rehabilitation.

Please call the Exercise Medicine Centre on 07 4120 1326 for the current program schedule. To access this program, your referring doctor must complete the Exercise Medicine Centre referral request form.

Meet our rehabilitation specialist


Dr Paul du Toit

MBBS, BSc (Physiotherapy), Dip MT, PG Dip MSM, FAFRM


07 4120 1326 View profile


Your next step

To access rehabilitation services at St Stephen’s Hospital, ask your GP for a referral to our rehabilitation specialist. We cater for patients with Private Health Insurance, DVA or WorkCover.

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