The Chronic Disease Community Rehabilitation Service (CDCRS) provides rehabilitation services to people residing in NSLHD who have a chronic respiratory disease and/or chronic heart failure.
The CDCRS multi-disciplinary team includes: a respiratory specialist, physiotherapists, clinical nurse specialists, clinical psychologists, an occupational therapist and a dietitian.
The service includes exercise rehabilitation, sputum clearance, smoking cessation, psychological management, review of lung function, medication review, nutritional management, home modifications/aids and disease-specific education. Interventions are tailored to each patient’s individual needs.
Pulmonary and chronic heart failure exercise rehabilitation programs are provided in Northern Sydney Local Health District hospital outpatient and community-based venues located at: Royal North Shore, Brookvale, Mona Vale, Hornsby and Ryde. The CDCRS also provides telehealth programs.