Dr Eddy Strivens

Dr Eddy Strivens
  • Regional Geriatrician and Clinical Director for Older Persons,
    Subacute and Rehabilitation Services
    Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Services

Eddy Strivens is the Regional Geriatrician and Clinical Director for Older Persons, Subacute and Rehabilitation in Far North Queensland, an Adjunct Associate Professor with James Cook University School of Medicine and the current President of the Australia and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine.

Clinically, Eddy is based in Cairns and his medical interests include sub-acute care, dementia in acute care and regional outpatient memory clinics.

His research interests include Dementia in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities and Models of Integrative Service Delivery, including Telegeriatrics and Transitions in Sub-Acute Care, and he has set up services to provide diagnostic and dementia management service to remote communities in Cape York.

In 2015 Eddy was awarded the Public Service Medal in the Queens Birthday Honours for services to Queensland Health in the area of Aged Care and the biennial Louis Ariotti Award for Excellence and Innovation in the field of Rural and Remote Health.

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