Waitemata DHB Physiotherapy - Inpatients
The goal of physiotherapy is for all individuals to have the best quality of life possible. The physiotherapy process involves assessment, diagnosis, planning, and treatment of an identified problem. Physiotherapists aim to work with patients and their family/ whanau to develop treatment goals that encourage them to return to the best level of independence possible.
Monday - Friday: 7.30am - 4.30pm
Weekends: 8.00am - 4.30pm, Acute Respiratory Service, limited Orthopaedic Service (referrals accepted 8.00am - 1.00pm on Emergency Department (ED) and Assessment & Diagnostic Unit (ADU) for discharge assessments only)
On Call Service: 4.30pm - 8.00am, Acute Respiratory Service only
Any health professional is able to refer an individual for inpatient physiotherapy. The ward physiotherapist will then determine the appropriateness of physiotherapy requests for each patient. Some referrals may be declined or not seen within the anticipated timeframe.
Procedures / Treatments
Emergency Department / Admission & Diagnostic Unit
In the Emergency Department / Admission & Diagnostic Unit, physiotherapists are available to help make your return home as safe as possible.… More
You may be admitted to a ward that specialises in the type of care you require depending on your condition.… More
Following upper abdominal or breast surgery, physiotherapists will be involved in your recovery.… More
Intensive Care Unit/High Dependency Unit
When you are admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) or High Dependency Unit (HDU), a physiotherapist may be involved in your care to help minimise your risk of developing complications such as chest infections, joint stiffness or generalised weakness as well as treat conditions as required.… More
Elective orthopaedic surgery is any planned surgery on your bones or joints.… More
Orthopaedic trauma is any injury to your bones or joints that occurs accidentally.… More
All physiotherapy services are free for New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.
If patients do not meet eligibility criteria then purchasing or hire equipment options will be made available for patients to self fund. If crutches are needed temporarily for ongoing rehabilitation, a bond may be required which is refunded upon return of the crutches.
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This page was last updated at 10:03AM on November 9, 2017. This information is reviewed and edited by Waitemata DHB Physiotherapy - Inpatients.