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Auckland DHB - Inpatient Rehabilitation

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Auckland DHB -Inpatient Rehabilitation is part of Reablement Services in the Community and Long Term Conditions Directorate

Inpatient Rehabilitation provides short-term assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for people aged 16 – 64 years who live within the greater Auckland area and have disabilities arising from a variety of health conditions.

The service provides a regional service for the greater Auckland area (Auckland District Health Board, Waitemata District Health Board and Counties Manukau DHB) and is funded through both the Ministry of Health and Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC).

The service is located on Rangitoto Ward at the Auckland City Hospital. The ward consists of a mixture of single rooms (reserved for people who need them) and four bedded rooms. You are encouraged to bring your own clothes, toiletries and some small personal items. There are no laundry facilities on site, so your family will need to do your washing for you.

Our team consists of rehabilitation consultants, medical registrars, nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech language therapists, clinical psychologists and social workers. The clinical team is also supported by administration and service staff.

Rehabilitation aims to maximise the benefits of recovery as it occurs, as well as assisting you to compensate for any persisting difficulties. You will be assigned a therapy team (known as a core team), and a key worker. Your team will work with you and your family/whanau to help you understand what happened to you, and assist you in identifying and achieving your goals.

Initial assessments are completed in the first few weeks and goals are set with you. Programmes are reviewed regularly and adjusted or altered to maximise your goals. We also offer specialised groups as part of the client’s therapy. These include the upper limb group, high level balance group, fitness group and stroke education group.

You may need further rehabilitation or follow up once you are discharged from the service. Your team will work with you to decide what type of follow up is most suitable, and will refer you to the appropriate service.

Referral Expectations

Entry Criteria

Referral to the service needs to be made by a health professional such as your specialist, therapist or GP.

All referrals will be reviewed by a member of our team to make sure that the service is the best place for you to come. If your referral is accepted, you will be notified when a bed is available. The time taken between referral and admission depends on a variety of factors, such as the stability of your medical condition and the availability of a suitable bed.


New Zealand citizens or those who have obtained permanent residence are entitled to publicly funded health care.

Non-residents may be required to pay for their health care. If you were not born in New Zealand and have not previously shown evidence of residency you should bring your passport with you on your first visit to the hospital for verification.

Visiting Hours

Rangitoto Ward is on Level 13 of the Support Building.
Visiting hours are 11.00am - 8.00pm each day.
However, you can negotiate times outside of these hours with the team

It is however important to remember that patients participate in a rehabilitation programme with timetabled therapy sessions, and do need periods of rest throughout the day.  It would be best to arrange visits between 8am and 4pm with ward staff.


Tea and cofffee facilities can be made available to visitors.

As an inpatient staying on the ward, all of your meals will be provided.  Other food can be brought in if you wish.  It may be necessary to discuss special dietary requirements with the nurses, speech language therapist or dietitian

Public Transport

For more information contact Auckland Transport on (09) 366 6400 or go to the website http://www.at.govt.nz

Contact Details

Auckland City Hospital

Central Auckland

2 Park Road
Auckland 1023

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Street Address

2 Park Road
Auckland 1023

Postal Address

Private Bag 92024
Auckland Mail Centre
Auckland 1142

This page was last updated at 12:26PM on February 12, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Auckland DHB - Inpatient Rehabilitation.