Allied Health is a department of the BOPDHB that provides
Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech & Language Therapy,
Dietetic, Audiology, Social Work, Podiatry and Rehabilitation
These staff are all involved in direct client care and work in a
wide range of situations to improve the health and wellbeing of the
people they work with. Their work includes people who are
acutely unwell in hospital, or requiring rehabilitation for serious
illness or injury, people who have chronic illness or disability
and need to improve functional independence and quality of
Allied Health staff workin partnership with individuals and
their family/whanau to facilitate relationships and a smooth
journey through the healthcare system.
Allied Health staff promote wellness as well as treating
illness, disability or injury.
Allied Health staff work in many settings including client
homes, hospital wards and out-patient clinics and a wide range of
community settings such as clinics, Kohanga Reo and schools.
February 22, 2016