Vermont Private Hospital

No-gap joint surgery - getting you back on your feet faster

Level 2, Vermont South Medical Centre, 645-647 Burwood Highway, Vermont South, VIC 3133

Patients requiring hip or knee replacement surgery can now access treatment at Vermont Private Hospital and be assured that there will be no out-of-pocket costs for hospital, or medical costs associated with their hospital stay.

Developed in partnership with Orthopaedic Surgeons, Vermont Private Hospital is proud to offer a new model of care for patients requiring joint surgery.  As well as reducing the amount of time in hospital, and getting you back on your feet faster, we have eliminated out-of-pocket costs for clinically appropriate patients who are eligible under their Medibank private health insurance policy.

Joint replacement is among the most effective surgeries for improving quality of life, and over 30,000 hip replacement and 50,000 knee replacement procedures are performed in Australia each year.

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High quality patient care

At Vermont Private Hospital, our nursing teams are dedicated to working with surgeons to deliver superior care and outcomes for our patients. We also believe in creating a sustainable healthcare system, and are proud to be involved in developing a care model that gives you certainty over both the level of care you will receive, and the costs involved in your surgery – and gets you back to doing the things you love faster.

Getting you back on your feet faster

The average stay in Australian hospitals after hip or knee joint replacement surgery is over four days, with many patients requiring an additional stay for rehabilitation which can be a week or more.

With the right support in place, research has shown that patients have better outcomes and a better experience when they recover in the comfort of their own home. New surgical and anaesthetic techniques for joint replacement surgery mean that you can be back on your feet and back to doing the things you love faster, often being discharged from hospital the day after surgery. During your assessment, your surgeon will determine whether you are clinically suitable for this model of care.

Putting you in control of your care

If you are clinically suitable and are eligible, you will be provided with additional support both before and after your hospital stay – all designed to put you in control of your recovery and help you get back on your feet faster.

This includes a “pre-habilitation” assessment and education by a specialist physiotherapist who will work with you to optimally prepare you for surgery. You will also be offered options to receive nursing and rehabilitation care at home afterwards, including access to smartphone app technology to customise your recovery.

What to expect

  • Pre-operative Assessment

    Once your surgeon has decided that you are suitable for rapid recovery joint surgery, they will arrange a date for your surgery. The Hospital will then contact you to arrange a pre-operative assessment where our nurses will:

    • Conduct a full clinical health assessment and liaise with the surgeon and anaesthetist to plan your surgery
    • Review all of your blood tests and X rays
    • Discuss the sort of support services you may need when you are discharged to your home
    • Help you to organise any equipment you may need to assist with your recovery
    • Answer any questions you may have about your stay

    A physiotherapist will also meet with you to discuss what you will need in your home after surgery.

    We will also check your eligibility, and whether you have any excess or co-payment under your Medibank policy.

  • On the day of surgery

    When you arrive at the hospital for your surgery, our administration staff will guide you through the admission process, and collect any out of pocket fee required under your health insurance policy.

    Our Nursing staff will then complete your clinical admission and get you ready for surgery. You will meet with your surgeon and anaesthetist prior to surgery, who will be able to answer any last-minute questions you may have.

    After surgery we will provide you with education and support to manage any pain, and start getting you back on your feet. Our physiotherapist will be around to visit you twice a day to assist you with early mobilisation.

  • Recovery at home

    Most of our patients are discharged within 24 hours, and you will be able to go home, and undergo all of your recovery with assistance in the home from allied health professionals.

    Whilst you won’t be able to resume all of your normal activities for a few weeks, you will be in control of your recovery, comfortable in the familiarity of your own home.

FAQs

Sign up for patient no-gap joint surgery information night

If you would like to attend a patient information night to learn more about no-gap joint surgery, please complete the form below, and we will let you know as soon as we have scheduled our next event.

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