Waitematā DHB Physiotherapy - Inpatients
7:30 AM to 4:30 PM.
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/ whānau to develop treatment goals that encourage them to return to the best level of independence possible.
7:30 AM to 4:30 PM.
|Mon – Fri||7:30 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Sat – Sun||8:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
Weekend Service: Acute Respiratory Service, Orthopaedic Service. For Emergency Department (ED) and Assessment & Diagnostic Unit (ADU) referrals are accepted 8.00am - 1.00pm and are 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
You may see a physiotherapist prior to your breast or upper abdominal surgery for exercises to aid 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.
(09) 486 8920 ext 42776
Freephone 0800 80 93 42 - Waitemata DHB residential areas only
(09) 486 8930
Emergency Department: Open 24 hours / 7 days, Phone (09) 486 8900
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North Shore Hospital
Private Bag 93 503
North Shore City 0740
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This page was last updated at 2:43PM on October 1, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Waitematā DHB Physiotherapy - Inpatients.