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Waitematā DHB Occupational Therapy - Community

Public Service

Today

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Description

About the Service

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, community Occupational Therapists assess the occupational performance associated with everyday tasks. Interventions are patient centred and are aimed at working with patient and carer/whanau needs.

 

Interventions include:

  • Education and advice to improve occupational performance.
  • Rehabilitation programmes aimed at improving the outcomes of occupational performance.
  • Advice and/or assistance with applications for home modifications and accessible environment
  • Assessment and advice regarding the provision of standard wheelchairs, seating and lying for activities of daily living.
  • Cognition screening.
  • Fatigue management & adapting occupations, life style design.
  • Pain management.

Hours

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Except on Public Holidays

Referral Expectations

According to service specifications provided by the funder, referrals to allied health Community Occupational Therapy are taken from:

  • Self or, with the patient’s permission: - family/whanau GPs, hospital staff, specialists and other health professionals.

 

Entry Criteria

  • Patients who are unable to safely carry out activities of daily living due to a temporary or long-term disability or illness. 
  •  Adults over the age of 16 years.

 

Referrals are not accepted for the following:

  • Referrals that are for simple equipment only, (e.g. hand-rails), and do not require a full occupational performance or functional assessment.  Information is given to client and family as to where this equipment can be obtained for their installation.
  • Children under the age of 16 years are to be referred to Child Development Services.
  • Residents living in Residential Homes/ Care Facilities who require ongoing treatment.
  • People with mental health and behavioural disabilities.
  • Assessment of complex wheelchair and level two seating (refer to Mobility Solutions).
  • ACC clients (apart from those requiring equipment-based intervention up to six weeks post discharge from an acute setting.).
  • People who require specialist occupational therapy assessment and intervention e.g. driving assessments.

 

Please telephone the Referral Screener for all requests, information and advice:
Phone: (09) 486 8945 ext 43222 (8.00am - 4.30pm; Monday to Friday)
Fax:     (09) 486 8997 (for referrals)

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Contact Details

North Shore, Takapuna

North Auckland

  • Phone

    (09) 486 8945 ext 43222 (8.00am - 4.30pm; Monday to Friday)

  • Fax

    (09) 486 8997 (for referrals)

  • Website

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Waitakere Hospital

West Auckland

  • Phone

    (09) 486 8945 ext 43222 (8.00am - 4.30pm; Monday to Friday)

  • Fax

    (09) 486 8997 (for referrals)

  • Website

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Hibiscus Coast Community Health Centre

North Auckland

  • Phone

    (09) 486 8945 ext 43222 (8.00am - 4.30pm; Monday to Friday)

  • Fax

    (09) 486 8997 (for referrals)

  • Website

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Waitematā DHB Warkworth Community Services

North Auckland

  • Phone

    (09) 486 8945 ext 43222 (8.00am - 4.30pm; Monday to Friday)

  • Fax

    (09) 486 8997 (for referrals)

  • Website

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This page was last updated at 10:15AM on April 16, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Waitematā DHB Occupational Therapy - Community.