The aim of occupational therapy is to assess and treat people who, because of illness, injury or circumstance, are limited in their ability to undertake the activities of everyday life.
Occupational therapists offer expert assessment, advice and education for
- equipment, short term or long term
- housing modifications
- lifestyle adjustments.
Occupational therapists are specialised registered health professionals who work in multi-disciplinary and occupational therapy teams in hospital and community based settings for a wide range of Waikato District Health Board services.
Manager, Occupational Therapy Rural and Community
Occupational therapists work with services including:
- Waikato Hospital, Mental Health and Addictions (inpatient and community bases)
- Rural and Community (at district hospitals and community bases)
- Waikids (child and youth health services)
- Older Persons and Rehabilitation inpatient services and START teams.
Phone: 07 839 8882
Referrals are by general practitioners (GPs) or other health specialists. Referrals must come through the Community Regional Referral Centre.
Community Regional Referral Centre
- Unless previously arranged with the occupational therapist, no self-referrals are accepted.
- There must be physical impairment that is impacting upon everyday function.