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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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21Apr

Improving Falls & Fracture Prevention in Canterbury

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Canterbury’s Falls and Fragility Fracture Prevention Strategy has already been very successful, helping hundreds of older people every year to avoid falling over in their home or when they go into hospital. Yet in Canterbury we are always looking for ways to transform services so that they are best meeting the needs of people. 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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Structure

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