Older Persons Health Specialist Service 

Our Older Persons Health Specialist Service provides geriatric and psychiatric services for older people in Canterbury, funded by Disability Support Services and CDHB.

Burwood Hospital is the major centre for specialist Older Persons Health services. These services are Assessment Treatment & Rehabilitation & Older Persons Mental Health. There are five assessment treatment and rehabilitation wards and two psycho-geriatric wards, a generic geriatric outpatient clinic, and a specialist osteoporosis clinic, outpatient physiotherapy and community stroke rehabilitation and an older persons Mental Health Clinic – a psychiatric day hospital which provides assessment, treatment and rehabilitation programmes.

Burwood Hospital Older Persons Health Specialist Service also has a large base of community staff that provide interdisciplinary geriatric and psycho-geriatric assessment treatment and rehabilitation services linking strongly with primary care.

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