Pittwater Life March 2018 Issue

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Health & Wellbeing

Health & Wellbeing

Arcadia ticks recovery boxes

his is like a hotel!” is the sets a world-class standard “Some of the patients have gram involving a morning and

“Tuniversal observation of never before seen in Australia

already endured long periods afternoon physiotherapy and

patients and visitors attending

Pittwater’s new private hospital

in Warriewood.

The purpose-built boutiquestyle

Arcadia Pittwater began

taking patients last month

and within the first fortnight

was operating with an average

occupancy of 20 ‘guests’.

Developed by Arcadia

Health Care, operators say

– it essentially runs like

a hotel for patients providing

a setting for medical teams to

deliver individualised treatment

plans.

Most patients at the fully accredited

sub-acute facility are

admitted to improve mobility

post surgery, or following an

injury, a medical condition, or

as part of their palliative care

of hospitalisation and are the

ones that greatly appreciate

the difference in accommodation

and amenity standards

offered by Arcadia Pittwater,”

a spokesperson said.

Testimonials from three local

residents who were transferred

to the facility to complete

post-surgery recovery

as rehabilitation in-patients,

hydrotherapy treatment, were

overwhelmingly positive.

While the three patients

raved about the staff, the

treatment services in the spa

and gym and quality of the

food, most importantly they

reported favourable outcomes,

successfully improving

in wellness to enable their

return home two to four days

the facility in Daydream Street treatment.

admitted for a two-week pro-

ahead of schedule. – NW

Women set to inspire on

their International Day

Two of Australia’s outstanding sports

stars will be speaking at local breakfasts

marking International Women’s

Day early this month.

In Pittwater, wheelchair basketball

player, sailor and Member of Parliament

Liesl Tesch AM will address hundreds of

guests at a breakfast at the Royal Prince

Alfred Yacht Club.

Liesl became an incomplete paraplegic

after a mountain bike accident at the

age of 19. She competed in wheelchair

basketball at five paralympics, winning

three medals before shifting her focus

to sailing, winning a gold medal at the

2012 Paralympics in London and another

gold at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio.

Last year Liesl was elected Member for

Gosford in the New South Wales Legislative

Assembly – she will speak of her life

story before the Pittwater Woman of the

Year is announced.

The event, organised by Zonta Club

of Northern Beaches, will be held on

Wednesday March 7 from 7am-9am.

Tickets cost $45 bookings essential

at pittwateriwdbreakfast@gmail.com or

contact Sue on 0407 850 860.

Three-time Olympic athlete and

Australian 200m record holder Melinda

Gainsford-Taylor AM will be speaking at

Manly Golf Club on Thursday March 8

(hosted by Northern Beaches Council).

A mother of two and media commentator,

Melinda coaches and mentors

aspiring athletes through her Explosive

Speed Clinics and is also a National

Selector for Track and Field.

Melinda is also an ambassador for

the Can Too Foundation encouraging

people to get fit and raise funds for

cancer research – there will be a raffle

and opportunity to donate to Can Too

at the breakfast in Balgowlah from 7am-

9am. Tickets $45 book via NB Council

Website.

– LO

50 MARCH 2018

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