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Community Based Assessment and Rehabilitation for Lower Back Pain Referrals


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RFx ID : 19412168
Tender Name : Community Based Assessment and Rehabilitation for Lower Back Pain Referrals
Reference # : 5007-18
Open Date : Friday, 2 February 2018 9:00 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Close Date : Thursday, 1 March 2018 5:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Tender Type : Request for Proposals (RFP)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 85000000 - Healthcare Services
  • Waikato
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Rachael Palmer
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :

Waikato DHB Orthopaedic Service receives approx. 80 referrals per month for First Specialist Appointments (FSA) for back pain. We are seeking a capable and suitably qualified supplier to provide the assessment and rehabilitation for approximately 60 of these referrals. The supplier will perform the initial assessment and determine the most appropriate clinical pathway for the patient. It is estimated that approximately 70% of the referrals will remain with the supplier for rehabilitation (half of which will likely require intensive rehabilitation). The remaining 30% will either be returned to the DHB for further assessment or back to primary care. Providers should use a pattern approach to classification and rehabilitation as prescribed by multiple large governmental health networks in Canada. Classification and rehabilitation guidelines should match those of the multiple published series in high impact spine surgical academic publications.

Awarded Status

This tender has been awarded to

  • TBI Health NZ) Ltd

Award Date : Wednesday, 4 July 2018 12:17 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)