Care of the Elderly or geriatrics is a branch of general medicine concerned with the clinical, preventative, remedial and social aspects of illness in old age and that old people receive the highest possible levels of care. Geriatricians possess the specialist skills needed to diagnose, manage and treat conditions occurring in a physically and mentally frail section of the population. Additional challenges are provided by the fact that older people have different patterns of disease presentation when compared to younger adults, they respond to treatments and therapies in different ways, and they frequently have complex social needs that are related to their chronic medical conditions.
The patients are traditionally adults aged over 65 years, but younger people with complex needs can also benefit from input by a geriatrician. Those who gain the most benefit from specialist geriatrician input are the frail elderly. Delirium is a common condition in older people affecting up to 30 percent of all older medical patients. Patients with delirium have a higher mortality, complication rates and longer lengths of stay than non-delirious patients.
Our aim is to deliver high quality care, providing patients with the best possible outcome. To maximise patients function, minimise morbidity and prevent mortality, through expert medical diagnosis and multidisciplinary assessment with comprehensive clinically appropriate and evidence based multidisciplinary management. The service will aim to;
Services are provided on an inpatient and outpatient basis and take a multi-disciplinary team approach.
The Trust provides Emergency care for:
We run a variety of outpatient clinics including new and follow-up appointments, those are:
Our elderly care services are provided by Dr Sarda and Dr Babikir.
Dr Sarda and Dr Babikir's secretary can be contacted on 01553 613526.
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