No Out-of-Pocket Costs for Participants of New Lung Cancer Program at Greenslopes Private Hospital

Greenslopes Private Hospital Ramsay Lung Cancer Rehabilitation Pilot Program
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A new program with no out-of-pocket costs aimed at supporting lung cancer patients who are undergoing both chemotherapy and radiotherapy has been launched at the Greenslopes Private Hospital and seven other Ramsay Health Care facilities.



The Ramsay Lung Cancer Rehabilitation Pilot Program is a six-month program that delivers rehabilitation, physiotherapy, and nutrition support to patients with unresectable stage 3 non-small-cell lung cancer, the most common type of lung cancer. 

With support from AstraZeneca Australia & New Zealand, the program provides patients access to a Cancer Care Navigator who will work with an allied health team during chemotherapy and radiotherapy in supporting the patients when it comes to their nutrition and physiotherapy to regain their strength, mobility, and function.

Ramsay Health Plus and its facilities will provide qualified physiotherapists, exercise physiologists, and dieticians.

Greenslopes Private Hospital Ramsay Lung Cancer Rehabilitation Pilot Program
Photo Credit: Greenslopes Private Hospital

Aside from Greenslopes Private Hospital, the Ramsay Lung Cancer Rehabilitation Pilot Program is also available at St George Private Hospital, Hollywood Private Hospital, John Flynn Private Hospital, Warringal Private Hospital, Wollongong Private Hospital, Lake Macquarie Private Hospital, and The Border Cancer Hospital. AstraZeneca Australia & New Zealand will pay for any cost that will not be covered by the patient’s health insurance. 

“The Ramsay Lung Cancer Rehabilitation Pilot Program will provide patients with appropriate exercise and nutrition plans to put them in the best health to undergo their cancer treatment,” Physiotherapist and National Manager of Ramsay Health Plus, Dylan Rowley, said


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“Eating well and feeling strong and fit can have a big impact on your mental health, reduce the side effects of treatment and optimise your treatment outcomes.”