The Team

Here at The Wellington Acute Neurological Rehabilitation Unit we practice a Team Approach to our work. The most important members of the team are the patient and their family.

The Team includes:

  • Consultant - Leading clinical specialist, in the patient's injury or illness- a senior member of his or her profession.
  • Dietician - Provides advice and education to patient, carer and clinician in regard to their nutritional needs.
  • Language Interpreter - Ensures effective communication and information exchange.
  • Neuropsychologist - Evaluates and treats neuropsychological impairment related to disability.
  • Occupational Therapist - Assists people in regaining independence in daily living tasks and provide home environmental assessments where necessary.
  • Physiotherapist - Provides support, assistance and education to facilitate the patient and their family in adapting to disability.
  • Speech and Language Therapist - Helps to overcome communication and swallowing difficulties.
  • Resident Medical Officers - Provides 24- hour medical cover.
  • Rehabilitation Advisor - Undertakes pre admission assessments and provides advice to patients and referral and funding sources.
  • Rehabilitation Administrator Officer and Coordinator - Coordinate your admission, ensuring a smooth transfer.
  • Rehabilitation Nursing - The nursing team are skilled in helping you to incorporate specific techniques learnt in therapy sessions into your daily routine to maximise your recovery and independence.