Fracture Liaison Service
Taranaki has a dedicated Fracture Liaison Service to support patients with fragility fractures. These are bones that have broken following a minor bump or fall that would not normally cause a bone to break.
These fractures are a symptom of osteoporosis, a common chronic bone disease that causes fragile or weak bones, affecting both men and women.
The Fracture Liaison Service makes sure anyone aged 50 and over who has a fragility fracture is assessed and receives treatment. The service is located at Taranaki Base Hospital in the Community Support Services department.
Ask your GP or health professional if the Fracture Liaison Service is right for you, or you can email queries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more about osteoporosis and fractures at https://osteoporosis.org.nz/osteoporosis-fractures/