Disability Support Services is here to support those who have a health condition or impairment who live within the Counties Manukau community.
One in five New Zealanders has a long-term impairment. Many are unable to reach their potential or participate fully in the community because of barriers they face doing things that most New Zealanders take for granted. The barriers range from the purely physical, such as access to facilities, to the attitudinal, due to poor awareness of disability issues.
Counties Manukau Health is committed to ensuring the services it funds support the NZ Disability Strategy vision:
“The vision of this Strategy is a fully inclusive society. New Zealand will be inclusive when people with impairments can say they live in: 'A society that highly values our lives and continually enhances our full participation'."
Disability Services provided by Counties Manukau Health:
Auckland Spinal Rehabilitation Unit (Inpatient)
Auckland Spinal Rehabilitation Unit (Outpatient)
Dual Disability (Regional Mental Health Service)
Home Health Care
Interpreting and Translation Services
Adult Mental Health
Mental Health Services
Mobility Parking at Middlemore Hospital
Needs Assessment & Service Co-ordination (NASC)