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Lakes DHB Sexual Assault Assessment & Treatment Service (SAATS)

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Description

Lakes DHB is the ACC provider for care of children, adolescents and adults who have been subjected to sexual assault.

The service is available 24/7, with an on-call Sexual Assault Assessment and Treatment Service (SAATS) Medical Officer to coordinate the required and timely medical response.

The service offers health examination including the collection of forensic evidence as needed in a dedicated SAATS consulting suite adjacent to the Rangiora Clinic at Rotorua Hospital.

The service involves a formal collaboration between the Lakes District Health Board, Ministry of Social Development (MSD) / Oranga Tamariki and NZ Police and is also supported by Victim Support Service, Sexual Abuse Counselling Services and Atawhai Services based in Rotorua.

There is a designated SAATS team, including medical staff and registered nurses, who are trained in the assessment and management of sexual assault and who have also undertaken formal sexual assault training.

Where to find us: We are located next to the Women's Health Clinic in Bridgeman South. 
See the Rotorua Hospital Grounds map here.

Hours

The service is available 24/7, with an on-call Sexual Assault Assessment and Treatment Service (SAATS) Medical Officer to coordinate the required and timely medical response.

Referral Expectations

Referrals can be made to the on call SAATs Medical Officer via the Rotorua Hospital switchboard (07) 349 7955.

Referrals may be received from individuals, the police, health and other agencies on behalf of the person who has been subjected to an assault.

Charges

New Zealand citizens or those who have obtained permanent residence are entitled to publicly funded health care.

Non-residents may be required to pay for their health care.

Click here to read more about eligibility for funded care at Lakes DHB.

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Contact Details

Emergency Department: Open 24 hours / 7 days. Phone (07) 348 1199 extn 8689

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Corner Arawa Street and Pukeroa Road
Rotorua

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Street Address

Corner Arawa Street and Pukeroa Road
Rotorua

Postal Address

Rotorua Hospital
Private Bag 3023
Rotorua Mail Centre
Rotorua 3046

This page was last updated at 1:19PM on March 5, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Lakes DHB Sexual Assault Assessment & Treatment Service (SAATS).