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Young Adult Rehabilitation Service


Funding Stream DHB

Combined Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy short term intervention package (ie 3-6mths).
Aimed at increasing function and/or independence and establishing long term self-management strategies.


  • Age 15-64 years 
  • Age related or other disability
  • Likely to have health status or degree of independence by intervention
  •  Will make demonstrable rehabilitation gains by virtue of:
  1. Early intervention to arrest potentially deteriorating situation
  2. Intervention to maximize/maintain functional skill in the presence of a degenerative condition
  3.  Intervention to restore or minimize functional skills following a recent medical social or other episode.



E-Referral Process:

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Community Rehabilitation

(Com Rehab)

Funding Stream DHB


MDT consists of Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Social Worker and Exercise Physiologist.
Service is provided both as home visits and at QE Health. There is an expectation that patients deemed able to attend sessions at QE Health will make reasonable effort to do so.

MDT input for persons 65+ years, identified by NASC to require input to sustain safe independent living. Examples of input include functional strength and balance training and home modification such as toilet seats, chair raisers etc.


  • 65+ years
  • NASC assessment completed
  • Resident in the Rotorua region (Taupo/ Turangi referrals covered by Lifestyle Potential, Taupo)

Referral Process

Referral to NASC for assessment, who will then refer onward to us.
When the patient is already known to NASC a referral can be made directly to QE Health via eReferral.


If the patient has a history of falls and/or fragility fractures please also refer to Fracture Liaison Services.
If the patient has evidence of a rheumatological condition then treatment may be able to commence whilst awaiting NASC review via referral on our Rheumatology/Rehabilitation contract.

Rheumatology Rehabilitation

(Outpatient Physio)

Funding Stream DHB


Outpatient physiotherapy services for Rheumatological conditions with the aim of providing benefit in terms of pain relief, quality of life, self-management of condition and improve independence in home.


  • The referral must meet the National Guidelines for Rheumatology
  • Referral must contain evidence of the referred condition e.g. radiological findings, documented examination findings, prior confirmation noted in medical history. 



All enquiries:
Allied Health Services, QE Health
1073 Whakaue Street,
PO Box 1342,
Rotorua 3040
P: 07 349 5254 0800 734 772
Fax: 07 348 4266
E: infoline@qehealth.co.nz