"Oncology Rehab. Program."

About: Box Hill Hospital Wantirna Health

(as the patient),

I recently completed a seven week program of two days per week and two hours each day. The program was 1 hour of physio followed by one hour of theory relating to disease effects and possible remedies. I was referred to the program by the Oncology unit at Box Hill Hospital.

The program was run by Peter and Amy, with the assistance of several others at Eastern Health, Wantirna.

The physio was individually designed after initial physical testing to establish a starting benchmark and then amended each week where necessary to challenge each participant. This physio was a well considered and constructed program which all of the participants found both beneficial and enjoyable and which provided a final benchmark showing a quantitative improvement in general movement and strength conditioning.

I thought the theory aspect was informative and well handled by each presenter, but needed some consideration regarding repetition and a focus on the consolidation of subject matter to possibly save several hours for other matters to be addressed.

Overall, I found the program to have been extremely beneficial and presented in the most professional and caring manner by the staff.

In short, an outstanding program delivered by outstanding people.

Responses

Response from David Plunkett, Chief Executive, Eastern Health

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Dear outstanding program

Thank you so very much for taking the time to provide your feedback on Patient Opinion. The experience of so many who attend the oncology rehabilitation program is so positive that it is very evident the staff involved always practice with kindness and courtesy.

When I read feedback such as yours, I feel so proud to be working at Eastern Health where outstanding staff such as Peter, Amy and others clearly make such a huge difference!

I trust you're maximizing the learnings from the program into your daily life, taking the time to smell the roses and I wish you the very best of health for the future!

Kind regards

David

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Update posted by outstanding program (the patient)

Thanks David, and I wish you and your staff good health and all the best for the future,

Regards,

outstanding program

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