Allied health adds value to patient care in both physical and mental health, through their specialist knowledge and competencies.
Waikato DHB employs more than 20 dietitians, 80 occupational therapists, 70 physiotherapists, 50 psychologists, 90 social workers and 30 therapy assistants. Although they work within a range of health service teams in hospital and community settings, they report professionally to a group manager Allied Health for Waikato District Health Board.
The core allied health professions include:
Scopes of practice involve client assessment followed by planned intervention and client review in accordance with the specific competencies of each practitioner group.
Director Older Persons Rehabilitation and Allied Health
Manager Allied Health
Professional Leader Allied Health
Allied health staff are located in hospital settings and in community-based services throughout the Waikato DHB district.
Please refer to your appointment letter or to the specific service for location and contact information.
Please refer to the specific service for referral information.