Ponsonby Medical Centre sold to Third Age Health

Central Auckland general practice Ponsonby Medical Centre has announced they have sold to national primary care provider Third Age Health.

Transfer of the business is expected to be completed on the 31 March 2022 with current GP owners Dr Paula Weadon and Dr Dion Martley remaining as part of the clinical team.

Dr Dion Martley comments, “As a small community practice we are delighted to be passing ownership to Third Age Health who we know holds the same values in ensuring continuity of care for our enrolled patients and the local community.”

“After having a short break to recharge we look forward to getting back into the practice to work with the team and focusing on caring for our patients, without having to worry about the burden of administration and management of the business.”

Ponsonby Medical Centre is the second general practice purchase for Third Age Health in Auckland following Belmont Medical Centre in late 2021. Along with Hawkes Bay Wellness this brings their family of general practices to three and is part of the organisations strategy to provide sustainable primary healthcare services for their aged residential care (ARC) partners across New Zealand.

Third Age Health CEO, Tony Wai says, “Building a family of general practices helps us to deliver on a commitment to improving the provision of primary healthcare services for older people across Aotearoa and supports the vision for improved care signalled in New Zealand’s Healthy Aging Strategy.”

“As we focus on older adults as a population of interest the integration of general practice into our operating model plays a really important role in helping us build capability and resilience around workforce and enables us to provide continuity of care and a more comprehensive service offering for people living in aged residential care facilities.”

“We are thrilled to be adding Ponsonby Medical Centre to our family of practices as there is an experienced clinical team in place providing great family healthcare for the local community. It will also help us to provide high quality healthcare for the growing number of older people living in the central city area.”

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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

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