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Our Services A - Z - Medicine for Older People

About the service

We see a broad range of illnesses, particularly stroke, TIA (Transient Ischaemic Attack) heart disease, infections, delirium, dementia and falls. At its core, the department of medicine for older people offers comprehensive assessment which involves close inter-disciplinary working with nurses, therapists, pharmacists, dieticians and many other health professionals. We work closely with GP’s and many other hospital clinical specialists to ensure that older people receive the highest possible levels of care.

As a patient you may be seen by one of our specialist consultants or another specialist member of the medical team. They will discuss your symptoms’ with you in order to get a clearer picture of how best to care for you. You may also be asked to have some tests.

As a teaching hospital, students may also be present and you will be asked if you are happy for their presence.

 Department of Medicine for Older People includes the following specialist services  :

  • Acute Stroke
  • TIA (Transient Ischaemic Attack) service
  • Falls Prevention Service
  • Frailty Unit
  • Parkinson's
  • Dementia

Consultant led clinics include :

  • Continence
  • TIA
  • Parkinsons Disease
  • General Medical Problems in older people
  • Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) / Frailty
  • Falls
  • Therapist led clinics
  • Assessment and treatment (mainly for poor mobility, falls and functional disabilities)
  • BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo) clinic (All ages)
  • Nurse led follow up clinics
  • Stroke
  • Parkinsons Disease.

Specific treatments are also provided, for example, blood transfusion or bisphosphonate infusion for osteoporosis.

NB: A clinic also runs on Wednesday morning at Newton Community Hospital, (Bradlegh Rd, Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside WA12 8RB,  01925 222731)

 

Page last updated on 28th May 2021

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