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Southern DHB Puāwai Rehabilitation Unit

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    Puāwai – means to flower, blossom, bloom 

    The Puāwai Rehabilitation Unit is an inpatient 12 bed unit focusing on rehabilitation for people primarily aged under 65 with:

    • Traumatic brain injury (all ages)
    • Stroke
    • Neurological conditions
    • Multi-trauma and orthopaedic injuries
    • Reconditioning after medical or surgical illness

    The Puāwai Rehabilitation Unit offers a holistic interdisciplinary approach to rehabilitation that focuses on what is important to you and your whānau.  

    Our rehabilitation team consists of:

    • Rehabilitation Physicians
    • Rehabilitation Nurses
    • Healthcare and Rehabilitation Assistants
    • Physiotherapists
    • Occupational Therapists
    • Social Workers
    • Clinical Psychologists
    • Neuropsychologists
    • Speech Language Therapists
    • Dietitians
    • Pharmacists
    • Administrators

    Rehabilitation Expectations

    The rehabilitation process includes:

    • Thorough interdisciplinary assessment where we can estimate your length of stay with us
    • Rehabilitation planning based on your goals and what is important to you
    • Building your rehabilitation timetable and planning what you need for a supported transition back to the community

    Your family/whānau are welcome to be part of, and support you through, your rehabilitation journey.



    About Puawai