The Division of Geriatric Medicine is currently comprised of 11 physicians based at the QEII HSC, 7 QEII based cross appointments (Community Health & Epidemiology, Family Medicine, Neurology, Pharmacology, Psychology), and 4 physicians based at the Saint John Regional Hospital. The Division of Geriatric Medicine provides services through its participation in the Centre for Health Care of the Elderly (CHCE). CHCE is a multi-service, interdisciplinary program based primarily in the Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building (CHVMB) of the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre. The cornerstone of our care is interdisciplinary comprehensive geriatric assessment and treatment of frail older persons. This model of care provides a suitable training ground for a wide variety of disciplines, and the care, in turn, is enhanced by the educational focus. Likewise, both patient care and education are enriched by the prominent role of research, centred in the Geriatric Medicine Research Unit.
The Director of the CHCE is Laurie Mallery, who is also Head of the Division of Geriatric Medicine. In addition to ten internist-geriatricians, several other physicians and numerous research associates, assistants and support staff, the disciplines involved in CHCE services include nursing, social work, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, psychology, pharmacy, dietary, spiritual care and recreation therapy. There are strong and important links with the Department of Family Medicine and the Department of Psychiatry. This representation enables CHCE to function as an interdisciplinary program for the delivery of health care to the elderly. There are two full-time Nurse Practitioners and one Geriatric Assessor who assist with all areas of the program.
Laurie Mallery, MD, FRCPC
Head, Division of Geriatric Medicine
Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building
5955 Veterans' Memorial Lane, Room 2650
Halifax, NS B3H 2E1
Tel: (902) 473-8603
Fax: (902) 473-4867