Southern DHB Assessment Treatment & Rehabilitation Services (AT&R) - Southland
Public Service, Older People's Health
AT&R Inpatient Services
Assessment, Treatment and Rehabilitation inpatient services are provided in a 30 bed ward with a physiotherapy gym and occupational therapy facilities.
AT&R Outpatient Services
Medical outpatient clinics are held three days a week and Stroke clinics are held on a monthly basis.
AT&R Community Services
Provides a community based assessment, treatment and rehabilitation service to patients in their homes and in community settings.
AT&R Staff Include
Geriatricians are specialist doctors who are trained in the conditions that commonly affect older people as well as how the aging body’s needs change with respect to all illnesses.
Referrals are accepted from secondary care and directly from primary care and are discussed at the daily (Monday to Friday) referral meeting.
Procedures / Treatments
There are several types of memory problems people can have. If you are referred because of memory concerns it is very helpful to bring along a family member. It is also very important to bring all of your medications with you as these can often affect memory. A full medical… More
This is a condition of gradual loss of memory and other functions of awareness or thinking such as concentration over time. There are several types of dementia including Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia, which is due to the same sort of illnesses that cause stroke. More
These are not a natural part of aging. There are many reasons why people fall over and a review of your medical problems and medications may well reveal some reasons for falling that can be fixed. If you have lots of falls, seeing a specialist as well as the physiotherapist… More
A stroke is where the blood supply to an area of the brain is interrupted causing damage to brain cells. This happens either with a clot in the blood vessel or the blood vessel bursting. The effects of a stroke depend on where in the brain, and how big, the… More
Urinary incontinence or a loss of bladder control is the involuntary passage of urine.… More
Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens your bones. Osteoporosis is not painful but it makes your bones more prone to breaking (fracture). Women are more likely than men to suffer from osteoporosis and as you get older you are more likely to have it.… More
Ground Floor, Rehab Ward (AT&R Service)
Outpatient email: firstname.lastname@example.org
REACH Team email: email@example.com
PO Box 828
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