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Southern DHB Needs Assessment & Care Coordination - Dunedin

Public Service, Older People's Health


8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


The Aged Care Needs Assessment and Service Coordination is a district-wide service that is based in Dunedin, Invercargill and the Rural Hospitals.

The service provides assessment to identify the level of need for ongoing support in the home and community settings. Services are allocated based on this identified need.

The service provides support for elderly people with an ongoing disability.

Access to the service is Monday to Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm.

For more information on this service in other areas please click on the following links:

Referral Expectations

Most often referrals for Needs Assessment are sent by a person's GP to the Care Coordination Centre (CCC). This is a team who manage referrals and services. A person can also refer themselves. In the case of self referrals, the CCC team may need to contact the person's GP  to access health information necessary to process the referral.

The CCC will check to see if a person meets eligibility criteria for services and send the referral to the correct team who will contact the person to arrange the assessment. If necessary, they will refer the person to other parts of the health service.

The Needs Assessment team in Dunedin assess and coordinate services for people with high and complex needs.


8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Queen's Birthday (6 Jun), Matariki (24 Jun), Labour Day (24 Oct), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Otago Anniversary (20 Mar), Good Friday (7 Apr), Easter Sunday (9 Apr), Easter Monday (10 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr).

Procedures / Treatments

  • Needs Assessment

    The NASC work within a Restorative Support Service model which aims to maximise a person's independence.… More

  • Service Co-ordination

    Service co-ordination is a process of working with the Clinical Needs Assessor to identify, plan and review what support is required to meet the needs and goals of the person and, where appropriate, their family/whānau and carers.… More

Contact Details

Dunedin Hospital

Dunedin - South Otago

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

201 Great King St

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Street Address

201 Great King St

Postal Address

Private Bag 1921
Dunedin 9054

This page was last updated at 12:44PM on February 10, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Southern DHB Needs Assessment & Care Coordination - Dunedin.