Physiotherapy provides services
to individuals and populations to develop, maintain, restore and
optimise health and function throughout the lifespan. This includes
providing services to people compromised by ageing, injury, disease
or environmental factors.
Physiotherapy identifies and
maximises quality of life and movement potential by using the
principles of promotion, prevention, treatment/intervention,
habilitation and rehabilitation. This includes physical,
psychological, emotional, and social well being.
Physiotherapists are registered
health practitioners who are educated to practise autonomously by
applying scientific knowledge and clinical reasoning to assess,
diagnose and manage human function.
The practice of physiotherapy is not confined to clinical
practice, and encompasses all roles that a physiotherapist may
assume such as patient/client care, health management, research,
policy making, educating and consulting, wherever there may be an
issue of public health and safety.
The Physiotherapy team work with inpatients and are referred
for physiotherapy by the nursing or medical staff. These
patients will be assessed and treated on the hospital ward.
The Physiotherapy team work with patients who are able to
attend hospital for treatment. A referral from your GP or
other health professional may be required to access these
services. Where the injury is the result of an accident, self
referral is accepted.
The Physiotherapy team visit the clients in their own homes
and provide equipment, exercise and treatment as required
across the district.
Cancer (Oncology) and Haematology Service
The Bay of Plenty District Health Board's Cancer (Oncology)
outpatient service has clinics at both Tauranga and Whakatāne
Hospitals. The Service also provides a Haematology
Oncology is the medical term for cancer treatment.
Haematology is the medicine speciality for disorders of the blood,
and these disorders are not necessarily cancerous.
Services available in the Bay of Plenty
The Bay of Plenty team consists of specialist doctors in
Oncology and Haematology, Registered Nurses experienced in
Chemotherapy and Haematology treatments, with support from social
workers for help with transport, financial and social issues;
Waipuna Hospice for palliative care; the Cancer Society for
information and support; district nurses for at home or other
in-the-community care; radiology and laboratory services.
The services provided at the two hospitals are chemotherapy
treatment, other intravenous medical treatments, and outpatient
clinics for the medical Oncologist, Haematologist and a radiation
- The Tauranga Centre is open Monday to Friday from 9.00am to
Contact phone 07 579 8153.
- The Whakatāne Centre is open Tuesday to Thursday from 8.00am to
Contact phone 07 306 0859.
Zealand Cancer Society
Ministry of Health
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February 22, 2016