Capital & Coast DHB Allied Health
Monday to Friday, 8am – 4.30pm.
Weekend inpatient cover at Wellington Regional Hospital is provided on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays from 8am – 4.30pm. Weekend inpatient cover at Kenepuru Community Hospital is provided on an as-required basis, via an on-call roster.
An on-call service is available after hours for urgent inpatient physiotherapy, this covers Wellington and Kenepuru Hospitals. The on-call service is provided seven days a week from 4.30pm – 8am. Contact with the on-call physiotherapist must be made via the hospital operator.
For further information regarding inpatient physiotherapy criteria please contact the Physiotherapy Department on the numbers below.
Outpatient and Community Physiotherapy
Monday to Friday, 8am – 4.30pm.
Outpatient physiotherapy services are provided at the Wellington Hospital campus (level 3 Grace Neill Building), Kenepuru Hospital campus (Therapies area) and Kapiti Health Centre.
Patients who are unable to travel for outpatient physiotherapy may be seen in their own homes.
Outpatient and community services are not provided after hours, weekends or public holidays.
What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapists help people move and participate in life and in their communities, especially when movement and function are threatened by ageing, injury, disability or disease.
Physiotherapists are involved in health promotion, injury prevention, treatment and rehabilitation.
After assessing a patient’s potential for movement and function, the physiotherapist establishes (together with the patient, whanau/family and caregivers) treatment goals designed to restore or develop that potential, and then maintain it.
The physiotherapy process involves assessment, diagnosis, planning, intervention, treatment or rehabilitation. Physiotherapy is provided in a variety of settings.
(Used with permission from the New Zealand Society of Physiotherapy website www.physiotherapy.org.nz \ About Physiotherapy \ What is Physiotherapy?)
Physiotherapy Services at C&C DHB
The Therapies Service provides physiotherapy across inpatient, outpatient and community settings for clients within the Capital & Coast DHB region.
Inpatient physiotherapy services are provided across a wide range of clinical areas at Wellington Regional Hospital and Kenepuru Community Hospital. Physiotherapists are key members of the multidisciplinary team and work closely alongside nursing, medical and allied health colleagues. Inpatient physiotherapists work with clients and their whanau/family/caregivers to:
- maximise physical function
- educate re self-management
- ensure safe discharge back home / to the community
Inpatient physiotherapists will refer a client for ongoing physiotherapy post discharge if this is required.
Outpatient physiotherapy is provided in the Therapies Outpatient Departments at Wellington Regional Hospital, Kenepuru Community Hospital and the Kapiti Health Centre. A number of physiotherapy clinical specialties are available, including:
- Musculoskeletal outpatients
- Ultraviolet therapy
- Hip and knee classes
- Back classes
- Cardiac rehab classes
- Pulmonary rehab classes
- Paediatric outpatients
- Women’s health outpatients
- Neurology outpatients
- Respiratory outpatients
- Hand therapy
Community physiotherapy services are available for those who cannot attend an outpatient clinic and require a domiciliary (home) visit. Community physiotherapists work out of Wellington and Kenepuru Hospitals and Kapiti Health Centre. They work closely with other clinicians within the community health teams, including District Nurses and Occupational Therapists.
Referrals - How to Refer
Referrals can be made by faxing a referral letter to the Outpatient Booking Centre, (04) 385 5402. Please include any history pertaining to this referral and clear reasoning for the referral. We do also accept self referral, but prefer referral by a health professional.
To refer to community physiotherapy services at Wellington and Kenepuru Hospitals or Kapiti Health Centre, complete the attached referral form and fax it to 0800 282 202:
Care co-ordination referral form
Level 10, Grace Neill Block
Phone (04) 806 2373
Level 3, Grace Neill Block
Phone (04) 806 2150
Ph (04) 385 5821
Inpatients and Outpatients
Ground Floor, Kenepuru Hospital
Ph (04) 918 2099
Community Health Building
Ph (04) 918 2011
Outpatients and Community
Kapiti Health Centre
Warrimoo Street, Paraparaumu
Ph (04) 298 6069
For job vacancies and recruitment information visit the C&C DHB recruitment website www.capitalhealthcareers.org.nz