Health in Aging

The Bay of Plenty District health Board's Health in Ageing Specialist Services for Older People is based in Tauranga Hospital.

With close access to a gymnasium and outpatient facilities the service also has an attached residential 'flat' that allows a transition for patients due to be discharged home.  These patients can regain confidence living independently, with the support of hospital staff who can identify issues they may need assistance with.

The BOPDHB has five beds fulltime at two aged care facilities in Tauranga for the sole use of respite care clients aged over 65, and has secured 10 'Level 3' dementia beds in the Western Bay of Plenty.  The use of these beds is being monitored to ensure they are sufficient for the needs of the community.  They are available to Support Net clients living in the community, either alone or with a carer, who have been assessed by Support Net as having high needs.


Whakatāne Hospital

Phone: 07 306 0986


Phone: 07 579 8293

Last updated: December 5, 2017