In late 2018 we introduced our Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Program designed by our Registered Nurses. The program aims to support Queensland Country Heath Fund Members throughout the initial recovery period and into a transformation stage.

Hip, knee and shoulder replacement should be life changing, bring freedom from pain and a return to increased movement.

With this in mind our Program will not only provide you with post-surgery physiotherapy sessions and equipment but a longer-term enrolment in a lifestyle program within your local community.

Some Members may require or benefit from being transferred to an in-hospital rehabilitation program immediately after surgery, but in most cases the best case scenario is to return home, away from hospital-acquired infections. Often a few days after returning home you’ll receive rehabilitation instructions suited to your home environment.

If your surgeon has recommended joint replacement surgery, you are over the age of 55 years old and hold and maintain Queensland Country Health Fund’s highest level of hospital cover contact the Queensland Country Care Navigation team before going to hospital.

Our Registered Nurses will determine the level of assistance you may require after your operation with a series of questions. Once they have done this they will be able to arrange a home assessment, physiotherapist home visit and ongoing sessions, nursing services and Home Help or Meals on Wheels.

The best part about Queensland Country Care Navigation’s Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Program is once you have your full range of motion back in the affected joint (usually at about 3 months) our nurses will source a community program that interests you to continue your transformation to improved health.

Our Registered Nurses believe joint surgery should not just be about the absence of pain, it should be the beginning of your transformation into a more active healthier and happier you.

To find out more speak to the Care Navigation team today on 1300 848 034 or complete the below form and one of our Registered Nurses will contact you.

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Queensland Country Care Navigation


Phone: 1300 848 034
Opening hours:

8.30am - 5pm
Monday to Friday



Our head office is located at:

Queensland Country Centre
Level 1, 333 Ross River Road
Aitkenvale QLD 4814