Counties Manukau Health Community Geriatric Service
Public Service, Older People's Health, Community
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
What is the Community Geriatric Service?
The Community Geriatric Service (CGS) is a service provided for people residing in Counties Manukau Health in the community or an Aged Related Residential Care facility. The service includes Specialist Geriatricians and Clinical Nurse Specialists who provide support to the Primary Health Care teams, Residential Care teams and in the area of Gerontology / Geriatric Medicine.
The aim of this service is to improve the health and outcomes for older people in residential care and in the community within the Counties Manukau Health region.
Clinical Nurse Specialists - are trained in conditions affecting older people and are able to provide recommendations about ongoing care to your Primary Health Care provider. The Clinical Nurse Specialists are able to link you to other Health Professionals e.g. Needs Assessors who are experts in arranging ongoing care and support for you.
Your GP will refer you using the e-referral system to this service if they think you would benefit from seeing a specialist team to assist with any difficulties related to illnesses affecting you in old age or if they feel you would benefit from a specialist doctor’s or nurse’s advice regarding your medical condition.
The referral criteria for the Community Geriatric Service is included below in Document Downloads.
For the process on how to access residential care services please refer to Needs Assessment & Service Co-ordination (NASC)
Click on the following links for more information about the different services for older people provided by Counties Manukau District Health Board.
There are no charges for services to public patients if you are lawfully in New Zealand and meet the eligibility criteria set by the Ministry of Health. If you do not meet the criteria, you will be required to pay for the full costs of any medical treatment you receive during your stay.
To check whether you meet the specified eligibility criteria, visit the Ministry of Health website
Any applicable charges can be discussed with your Health Professional at the time of your assessment.
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
|Mon – Fri||8:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
(09) 276 0000
Private Bag 93311
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This page was last updated at 4:02PM on December 14, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Counties Manukau Health Community Geriatric Service.