Late Effects of Polio
Auckland, Rotorua, Tauranga, Wellington, Blenheim and Christchurch
Who should apply?
Any person with a confirmed diagnosis of having been exposed to the Polio virus by a primary health practitioner (GP/consultant), is now living with the Late Effects of polio and is wanting to be proactive about the options for physical management of their symptoms, whether their physical problems are minimal or severe.
Currently there are three accredited clinics providing funded services to people living with the late effects of Polio. Auckland: Lillian Drummond, Wellington: Ruth Noakes, Christchurch: Jessie Snowden.
The service offered is an Initial assessment of physical function and impairment which may take up to up 1.5 hrs after which there may be a follow up and review appointment scheduled as required.
How do I apply?
This will initiate an alert to the Duncan foundation CEO, who will then make contact with you and allocate you to your regional clinician who will contact you directly to schedule an assessment. Funding will be given to people on a ‘first come first served’ basis to applicants who meet the above criteria.