Third Age Health is pleased to announce it has purchased Devonport Family Medicine.

Devonport Family Medicine is a well-established practice which has been providing quality care to the community for people living and working in this seaside village for over 30 years and Third Age Health expects to step into ownership on 2 May.

Dr Pieter Veenhuijsen, who along with his wife Monique, has owned the practice since 2010, will remain at the clinic along with practice nurse team and two administrators. The team will continue to provide healthcare for the approximately 2,140 patients enrolled in the practice.

Dr Veenhuijsen said “I am really proud of Devonport Family Medicine and our team, which Monique and I have had the pleasure of working with over the last three years. It’s great to know that Third Age Health will continue with the same philosophy of providing quality community-based care for our patients and we look forward to being part of the practice’s next chapter.”

Third Age Health CEO, Tony Wai comments, “The addition of Devonport Family Medicine to our general practice footprint in Auckland is exciting. We are committed to further development of our model of healthcare for older people, which aims to deliver a consistent primary care health service as someone moves from community living into an aged care setting.

Currently approximately 19% of Devonport Family Medicine’s enrolled population are over the age of 65 years, therefore it is a key acquisition which will enable us to develop our model of care and deliver on our strategy.

In addition the proximity of Devonport Family Medicine to Belmont Medical Centre will enable us to share resources, where it makes sense to do so. In addition it will enable us to strengthen our clinical workforce so we can continue to deliver a comprehensive healthcare service for people of all ages including those living in aged care facilities on the peninsular.

Devonport Family Medicine is a boutique Cornerstone Accredited general practice in the heart of Devonport Village, on Auckland’s North Shore. The practice provides comprehensive primary healthcare for people living and working locally and those residing on the North Shore peninsula.

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For more information, please contact:
Ruth Morse, Head of Communications, Marketing and Engagement – Third Age Health
+64 21 263 1415
ruthm@thirdagehealth.co.nz

About Third Age Health
Third Age Health is the leader in providing quality health care services for older people including those living in retirement villages, private hospitals, secure dementia units as well as in communities across New Zealand. A dedicated Third Age Health clinical team provides onsite clinics, rostered rounds and after hours on-call healthcare services aimed at supporting the health and wellbeing of older people to improve quality of life. As well as providing clinical services for over 50 aged care facilities throughout New Zealand, Third Age Health owns several general practices providing primary healthcare to their local community. www.thirdagehealth.co.nz