Older persons’ specialist health and rehabilitation services

Older persons’ specialist health and rehabilitation services cover assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and psychiatric services for the elderly in inpatient, outpatient, day services and community settings; specialist osteoporosis and memory clinics; inpatient and community stroke rehabilitation services and specialist under 65 assessment and treatment services for disability-funded clients.

The DHB’s School and Community Child and Adolescent Dental Service is also managed through this service area.

Rehabilitation services (provided at Burwood Hospital) include spinal, brain injury, orthopaedic, chronic pain management services and a range of outpatient services.

The majority of DHB elective orthopaedic surgery is undertaken at Burwood Hospital, as well as some general plastics lists. Located at the Burwood Procedure Unit is a ‘see and treat’ service for skin lesions in conjunction with primary care.

Find a list of older persons health services in the Health Services Directory

Page last updated: 20 October 2018

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