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The Community Stroke Rehabilitation (CSR) provides client and whanau centred, goal focused rehabilitation, across the spectrum of physical function, activity and social participation for people recovering from stroke. The service covers Counties Manukau Health catchment area excluding Franklin/Pukekohe/Otahuhu.  These areas are serviced by Community Health Services.

The team includes a Section Head, Social Worker, Physiotherapist, Speech Language Therapist, Dietitian, Occupational Therapist, Specialist Doctor, Nurse and Rehabilitation Assistants with administration support.

Rehabilitation takes place in the most appropriate location, which may include home, community gyms, swimming pools, shops, work place and/or other areas where people would like to access.

Consultants

Hours

Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Referral Expectations

Referral Criteria

We offer community based rehabilitation for adults with stroke who meet the following: 

  1. Stroke onset within the last 2 years (a discrete and identifiable acute neurological deficit, as a result of a vascular case, which has left a residual functional impairment)
  2. Patient and carer/family consent
  3. Medically stable
  4. Have a functional disability from the stroke
  5. Require rehabilitation input from a stroke specialist multidisciplinary team
  6. Be able to actively participate in rehabilitation by: able to set rehabilitation goals, have the capacity to learn and perform self directed rehabilitation
  7. Be able to transfer independently (if living alone) or with mobility equipment and the assistance of one (if living with carer/family)
  8. Discharge environment is suitable for community rehabilitation
  9. Adequate support (including equipment) able to be provided in the home
  10. Living in a defined location within the CMDHB catchment area.

Clients must be a NZ resident and live within the greater CMDHB catchment.  (Excluding Franklin District, Community Health Services provides support for this area).

For all referrals please complete the appropriate e-referral on MedTech or My Practice - search for Acute Allied Health then select the appropriate service / clinic option.  For more information regarding Care Connect referrals eReferrals.co.nz 

Community Stroke Rehabilitation
AT&R Unit
Middlemore Hospital
Private Bag 93311
Otahuhu
Auckland 1640

To discuss an urgent case or a referral please contact the Section Head.
Section Head:  Phone (09) 276 0044 ext 58659

Hours of Service:
Monday to Friday 8.00am to 4.00pm

On receipt of a referral or discharge from hospital, the client should be contacted within 5 working days. Upon acceptance of the referral and assessment of risk the client should be visited within 10 to 20 working days.

Procedures / Treatments

  • Post Stroke Rehabilitation

    When you return home you might continue to have problems doing things for yourself, moving about, speaking, thinking or feeling.… More

  • Secondary Prevention

    Controlling your stroke risk factors means you can reduce the risk of having another stroke:… More PDF

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Contact Details

Middlemore Hospital

South Auckland

For all referrals please complete the appropriate e-referral on MedTech or My Practice - search for Acute Allied Health then select the appropriate service / clinic option. For more information regarding Care Connect referrals eReferrals.co.nz 

AT&R Unit
Middlemore Hospital
Hospital Road
Otahuhu
Auckland

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Street Address

AT&R Unit
Middlemore Hospital
Hospital Road
Otahuhu
Auckland

Postal Address

Community Stroke Rehabilitation
AT&R Unit
Middlemore Hospital
Private Bag 93311
Otahuhu
Auckland 1640

This page was last updated at 10:18AM on November 4, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Counties Manukau Health Community Stroke Rehabilitation.