Southern DHB Puāwai Rehabilitation Unit
Public Service, Neurology, Dietitian, Occupational Therapy (OT), Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation Medicine, Social, Speech Language Therapy
Puāwai – means to flower, blossom, bloom
The Puāwai Rehabilitation Unit is an inpatient 12 bed unit focusing on rehabilitation for people primarily aged under 65 with:
- Traumatic brain injury (all ages)
- Neurological conditions
- Multi-trauma and orthopaedic injuries
- Reconditioning after medical or surgical illness
The Puāwai Rehabilitation Unit offers a holistic interdisciplinary approach to rehabilitation that focuses on what is important to you and your whānau.
Our rehabilitation team consists of:
- Rehabilitation Physicians
- Rehabilitation Nurses
- Healthcare and Rehabilitation Assistants
- Occupational Therapists
- Social Workers
- Clinical Psychologists
- Speech Language Therapists
The rehabilitation process includes:
- Thorough interdisciplinary assessment where we can estimate your length of stay with us
- Rehabilitation planning based on your goals and what is important to you
- Building your rehabilitation timetable and planning what you need for a supported transition back to the community
Your family/whānau are welcome to be part of, and support you through, your rehabilitation journey.
Procedures / Treatments
- Puāwai Rehabilitation Unit Patient Information Leaflet (PDF, 216.9 KB)
- What to Bring to the Puāwai Rehabilitation Unit (PDF, 98.2 KB)
- Community Rehabilitation Toroa Centre Patient Information (PDF, 177.3 KB)
- Puāwai Rehabilitation Unit Location Plan (PDF, 159.7 KB)
Visiting times are 2:00pm – 8:00pm or other times by arrangement.
Free carparking is available
Dunedin - South Otago
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This page was last updated at 2:57PM on September 27, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Southern DHB Puāwai Rehabilitation Unit.