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Care of the elderly

Welcome to the Care of the Elderly service. We provide comprehensive care for our older patients – covering their medical, social and emotional needs.

Our care of the elderly wards are part of the medicine division and take older patients from across the hospital. We are committed to treating all our patients with compassion and respect for their dignity. The people we see are often very frail, ill, confused and in pain and may have a variety of physical and mental conditions, including:

  • immobility
  • confusion
  • recovering from falls
  • general illnesses such as chest infections
Nurse chatting to elderly patient at bedside

It is not unusual for patients to be suffering from several different conditions and to be very frail.

The aim of our care of the elderly wards is to help patients recover to the point that they can either return to their own home or to further care in the community.