Allied Health refers to a group of qualified health professionals other than doctors and nurses who work directly with clients and closely with other health specialists.
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 manager and professional leader within the Older Persons, Rehabilitation and Allied Health directorate of Waikato District Health Board.
- Occupational Therapy
- Social Work
- Speech and Language Therapy
Manager Allied Health
Lesley Thornley PG Dip, NZRPT
Allied Health Professional Leader
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.
Professional management and leadership is based at Waikato Hospital.