Fracture Liaison Service
This service aims at determining if osteoporosis, or having brittle bones, has played a part in causing a broken bone from a simple trip or fall.
The Fracture Liaison Service offers bone health and lifestyle advice to help prevent further fractures. Bone density scans and bone strengthening medications are recommended if needed.
Who might benefit?
Anyone over the age of 50, living in Hawke's Bay, who has had an accident, such as a simple trip or fall, that has caused a bone (excluding the skull, hands or feet) to break.
How can they be referred?
If they have been through the hospital fracture clinics they should be referred to the Fracture Liaison Service.
The service runs Monday to Thursday, 7.30am-4pm. Assessments are done by telephone interview or face to face.