The Aged Care department provides comprehensive in-hospital and community-based care for older people living in the Mosman, Willoughby, North Sydney, Lane Cove, Ryde and Hunters Hill Local Government Areas.



Call the Centre direct on: 02 9462 9333.

Clinic referrals and ACAT referrals.

For home visits from the Aged Care Rapid Response Team (ARRT) for unwell older people at risk of hospitalisation, call

0408 546 907 (for patients in the Willoughby, North Sydney, Mosman and Lane Cove Local Government Areas) or

0409 460 419 (for patients in the Ryde and Hunters Hill Local Government Areas)

from 0830-1630 Monday to Friday (public holidays excluded)

For Mental Health referrals call 1800 011 511

Other information

Our Services:


Falls clinic: Assessment and prevention of accidental falls in older people

Memory clinic: Diagnosis and management of conditions such as Mild Cognitive Impairment, mild Alzheimer's dementia and other types of cognitive impairment

General Geriatrics clinic: Assessment and management of syndromes such as physical frailty, use of multiple medications, multiple complex medical problems

Psychogeriatrics clinic: Assessment and management of mental health issues in older people

The Aged Care Rapid Response Team (ARRT)

Home-based assessment and management of conditions in frail older people that might otherwise require Emergency Department care

Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT)

Federal government assessment and approval of home-based services or residential care, both respite and permanent

Inpatient care

In-hospital care for older patients with aged care syndromes such as falls, delirium or complex medical issues


To maximise the medical care of patients admitted under Orthopaedics with minimal trauma fractures

Mental Health

The Specialist Mental Health Service for Older People (SMHSOP) team provides assessment and management of mental health conditions in older people

Community Allied Health

Occupational therapy: functional assessments and home modifications

Social Work: arranging services to maintain function at home

Physiotherapy: balance, gait and strength training

Dietetics: maintaining nutrition in frail older people and their carers

Speech Pathology: assessment and management of speech and swallowing problems

Psychology: cognitive and behavioural assessment and management


The Penney Ageing Research Unit is closely linked with Aged Care services at Royal North Shore Hospital and the Kolling Institute of Medical Research, and incorporates scientific and clinical staff.  Most of our research aims to optimise quality of life in old age by understanding how medicines, individually and in combinations, affect older people.  We focus on prevention and management of frailty, falls, dementia and delirium. 

Quick links

My Aged Care Federal government website providing extensive resources and searchable indexes of local aged care services.

Article from the Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine describing the role of a Geriatrician.

Position statements on important or common issues affecting older people from the Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine.




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Royal North Shore Community Health Centre,

Level 3, 2C Herbert St,
St Leonards, NSW 2065

Finding Us: The Community Health Centre is located on Herbert St, approximately 300 metres from St Leonards train station. Our department is located on level 3. If coming from the Acute Services Building, take the green lifts to level 1 and exit the back entrance of the hospital.

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8.30am-4.30pm Monday-Friday.

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‚ÄčCentre direct:

02 9462 9333

Fax: 02 9906 4301