We had to make informed decisions to plan for the health, care and well-being of vulnerable older family members. The public health system, as ever constrained by lack of resources, had done its best but it was hard work for the family and we never really got a clear diagnosis or a clear treatment plan. We were frustrated by the lack of communication between the services and with us. As a result, we went looking for a highly capable and responsive medical team to give us comprehensive support.
It was important to feel confident in, and comfortable working with, the people involved in the process of medical assessment, diagnosis, prognosis and planning for our family members. To that end, the specialist medical team at the Hinengaro Clinic provided us with every possible service. They seamlessly partnered us through the whole difficult process with gentle authority, expertise, efficiency and kindness.
Associate Dean, University of Auckland Auckland Law School
Dr Clive Bensemann
Dr Mark Fisher is a leader in the field of Old Age Psychiatry in New Zealand and one of our most experienced and expert Psychiatrists working with the elderly. He has led training, discussions nationally about the human rights of the elderly with dementia and established dementia treatment pathways. His expertise is a real asset for the clinic and the patients and families consulting with him.