Waitematā DHB Allied Health
Public Service, Allied Health, Community Health
Intensive Care & High Dependency Units
At times of serious illness that require admission to the ICU/HDU, both Social Work and Physiotherapy are available to provide support and input to maximise your or a family member's return to health. This can be a traumatic experience for all involved and a social worker can support through this process. Physiotherapists will assist in managing difficulties with your breathing and keeping your body moving as much as possible.
If you remain in either unit for an extended period of time, then you may require input from an Occupational Therapist or a Speech Language Therapist. This input can be organised on a case-by-case basis.