No Gap Surgery -
We have been working with Medibank to offer No Gap Surgery for some types of hip and knee replacement surgeries for eligible members (pharmacy costs for take home prescriptions still payable, if applicable). This model provides eligible Medibank privately insured patients with access to additional support before and after their hospital admission, including options for in-home rehabilitation with expert physiotherapy and other allied health support, when clinically appropriate.
Please click on the image below to find out more from Medibank.
How No Gap Surgery Works
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.
Spend less time in hospital - recover in your own home.
You will also receive nursing and rehabilitation care at home afterwards, including access to smartphone app technology to customise your recovery.
Western Hospital believes in creating a sustainable healthcare system and providing the best value for patients with private health insurance.
Partnering Orthopaedic Surgeons
High Quality Patient Care
At Western Hospital, our nursing teams are dedicated to working with our surgeons to deliver superior care and outcomes for our patients.
Western are proud to be involved with a care model that gives you certainty over both the level of care you will receive, the costs involved in your surgery and gets you back to doing the things you love faster.
Western Hospital is working closely with Orthopaedic Surgeons, Anaesthetists, Allied Health professionals, in-home rehabilitation and providing hospital processes to enhance the patient experience and improve patient outcomes. The program uses cutting edge surgical techniques and improved anaesthetics to achieve an earlier discharge with hospital in the home services. It has been shown that with the right support in place, patients have better outcomes and a better experience when recovering in their own home.
How Do I Know If I Am Suitable for No Gap Surgery?
To find out if you are suitable for No Gap surgery, you can make an appointment to see one of our participating Orthopaedic Surgeons, who will be able to assess your general health and the type of surgery you require.
How Do I Know If My Private Health Insurance Will Cover Me For No Gap Surgery?
We have partnered with Medibank to provide this service. Please contact Medibank directly on 1300733338 to find out if you are covered under your policy.
Can I get More Information in Addition to Seeing My Doctor?
Together with our physiotherapy team, we run patient information nights to provide details about the care you will receive and costs, if any, are involved.