Spinal Rehabilitation & Sexuality Rehabilitation

Clinical Nurse Specialists

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Maria van den Heuvel

  • Provides clinical expertise and consultancy in the interdisciplinary management of spinal cord injury (SCI) across the lifespan for people with SCI, their significant others and for health professionals / service providers throughout the South Island and the lower half of the North Island (Taranaki to Hawkes Bay and below).

  • Facilitates and coordinates care within and across services

  • Within the Burwood Spinal Unit rehabilitation milieu, CNS’s value the principle of self-determination as one of the key aspects of respecting people’s human rights of expression, association, and decision making.

  • Key resource for issues related to spinal cord injury and sexuality/intimacy

Location: Burwood Hospital
Hours: Mon – Fri 0730 – 1600
Ext: 99669
Email: maria.vandenheuvel@cdhb.health.nz

 

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Lynn Stephen

  • Provides education and support within the IDT environment for the management of Spinal Cord Injured clients

  • Assists in the coordination of care whilst in the ward environment, helps facilitate discharge process and transition into home environment including liaising with other health care providers in the community

  • Resource person for wound management in neurologically impaired skin

Location: Burwood Hospital
Hours: Wed 0800-1300, Thur & Fri 0800-1600
Ext: 99669
Email: lynn.stephen@cdhb.health.nz

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