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The Programme

Recharge - Rehabilitation for Change, Acceptance, Growth and Energy.

  • An intensive 3 week inpatient Pain Management/Rehabilitation Programme running from Monday to Friday 08.00 am to 4.30 pm.
  • Lakes DHB and  Waikato DHB, have contracts with QE Health which allows GPs and specialists to refer patients from these DHBs to QE Health for our fully funded, intensive ReCharge programmes that are unique to New Zealand.    
  • Contracts are not held with Taranaki DHB,  and  Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Capital and Coast, Hutt Valley, Whanganui, Nelson-Marlborough), however we may be able to accept a referral on approval from that DHB.    
  • Those under Bay of Plenty DHB are eligible for a funded two week programme, but must be referred by a rheumatologist.
  • Patients can also participate in these programmes PRIVATELY.

Recharge 2022

The programme is completely updated utilising the latest best practice and research in pain management and specifically designed and updated to include more education and self-management techniques for our clients.
ReCharge equips our clients with all the tools and techniques to better support themselves in their own home environment - physically, socially and emotionally.
Designed to achieve enduring conceptual change and to help people become more independent at managing their pain. The programme is available for both clients with a newly diagnosed long term chronic pain condition or musculoskeletal condition as well as those that have been living with pain for a very long time.
It is highly participative.
Support and strategies taught build the participant’s confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain activity and lead fulfilling lives.

Our standard ReCharge programme content covers three weeks.


Our programme is very intensive and is split into three, week- long blocks.

Week 1 - focuses the client on setting goals, identifying barriers and discovering baseline measures for physical activities.
Week 2 - building on the foundations of education and activities in week 1: problem solving barriers, learning how to progress base line measures, reinforcing understanding about self-management.
Week 3 - planning for transferring new skills and activities into home.
We also include individual physiotherapy, occupational therapy and psychology and/or counselling sessions based on each client’s individual needs.

Eligibility and Funding

Eligible for the ReCharge programme are those with one or more of the following conditions:

  • Chronic Pain
  • Rheumatological Condition
  • Polio
  • Fybromyalgia

Patients must also be medically stable with no open wounds and be either independent or have their own carer.
The patient must also be able to dispense their own medication, able to use the bathroom facilities on their own or with the help of their own carer.
There is $30.00 per week co-payment for wifi/laundry and food.

Funding is available through:

  • Lakes DHB
  • Waikato DHB
     Lakes DHB
We can only accept patients from the following DHBs if funding is approved prior to referral:
  • Mid Central DHBs (Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Capital and Coast, Hutt Valley, Whanganui, Nelson-Marlborough) 
  • Taranaki DHB
  • Bay of Plenty DHB (two-week programme; referral by a rheumatologist)

You are not alone...

Programme content depends on your needs

All programmes are aimed at helping you regain control and management of your life.
It's the same holistic approach to healthcare we've taken for 75 years - combining Physiotherapy, Spa treatments, Occupational therapy, Gym and fitness, Psychology and Rheumatology when applicable.
Education is a focus
A class of 6 people sits with one of our team to learn about the condition they live with. When a condition is understood it is easier to deal with.
Knowledge is power
Enabling you to understand your condition is part of rehabilitation. We strip away myths and focus you on the condition and the best ways to cope with it.
You'll stay with us on-site and attend treatments from Monday (arriving Sunday evening) to Friday, depending on your programme.
We  encourage you to mingle and socialise to get to know one another, swap stories and develop friendships, as well as relax after a busy day.
Others at QE Health are going through similar experiences. 

Contact us

All enquiries and referrals (both PUBLIC and PRIVATE) to:
Allied Health Services, QE Health
1073 Whakaue Street
PO Box 1342
Rotorua 3040
P:    07 348 0189
Fax: 07 348 4266
E: infoline@qehealth.co.nz  or  referrals@qehealth.co.nz