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The Health of Older People Workstream (HOPWS) is enabling older people to live well at home and in their community through clinically-led service transformation. The Workstream provides oversight of the Canterbury health system’s strategic direction for older people, with a view towards an integrated system with accessible, organised and coherent services for older people in the community.

Previously the Aged Care Workstream, the HOPWS was established in 2009 as a key leadership and advisory group and aspires to extend independent living for older people. It has been instrumental in establishing several Service Level Alliances and new initiatives to transform services for older adults, including the Medication Management Service (MMS), Community Rehabilitation Enablement Support Team (CREST) and Falls Prevention.

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New website to support falls and fractures prevention

A new website which captures the essence of positive ageing and aims to reduce the incidence and severity of falls and fractures has been launched.
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New working group invites feedback

A working group aiming to develop local agreement around electronically charting medications for residents of Aged Residential Care (ARC) is inviting feedback from prescribers and other users.
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Improving Falls & Fracture Prevention in Canterbury

The Canterbury health system has been looking into opportunities to improve falls and fragility fracture prevention services and achieve even greater outcomes for our older people.
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Work Plan 2020-21/22

For Health of Older People Workstream. Read full CCN work plan.



Demonstrates the structure of the Canterbury Clinical Network.