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Elderly Care Medicine

The department of elderly care medicine deals with a wide variety of illnesses. We deal principally with the diagnosis and treatment of illness in older people. The department also specialises in acute elderly medicine, stroke, transient ischemic attack (TIA), ortho-geriatrics as well as having a falls service and intermediate care and rehabilitation.

The goal of the elderly care services is to support patients to help them recover to an optimal level of health, with the view of discharging them to an independent life at home or in to a suitable home in the community.

Description of service

Northwick Park Hospital has two care of the elderly wards, Fielding and Fletcher (level 6 of the ward block). There is also a dedicated stroke unit (Eliot, level 5 of the ward block) for patients with symptoms of, or who have suffered, a stroke.

Central Middlesex Hospital has three general medical wards (Gladstone 2-4, level 1) which caters for all patients requiring admission and Gladstone 1 Ward level 1, for stroke patients.

On admission patients will be reviewed by medical staff and where necessary the relevant tests and investigations will be conducted to determine the course of their illness. All patients admitted to these wards are cared for under a named consultant with a multidisciplinary team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech & language therapists, healthcare and rehabilitation professionals and a discharge co-ordinator to ensure patients are nursed back to health as soon as practically possible.

Outpatient services

The directorate provides the following outpatient services at Northwick Park Hospital

  • Elderly care clinics - Thursday and Friday am
  • Falls service - Monday pm
  • Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) service - Friday am

The following outpatient services are provided at Central Middlesex Hospital

  • Elderly care clinics - Monday pm and Thursday am
  • Falls clinic - Monday pm
  • Heart failure clinic (nurse-led)

Locations

Northwick Park and St Mark's Hospitals

The elderly care wards are based on level 6 of the ward block with the stroke ward located on level 5.

 

Central Middlesex Hospital

The elderly care wards are based on Level 1. 

Contacts

Central Middlesex Hospital

  • Yvonne Foreman
    020 8453 2019
  • Helen Eciru
    020 8453 2031
  • Harry Maharaj
    020 8453 2014
  • Ladi Sawa
    020 8453 2015
  • Nazira Jaffer
    020 8453 2115 9-5

Northwick Park and St Mark's Hospitals

  • Cynthia Kamara
    020 8869 2443
  • Thamara Liyanage
    020 8869 2434
  • Lorraine Clapham
    020 8869 5285
  • Della D'Silva
    020 8869 3432 9-5
  • Liz Rowan
    020 8869 3513

Consultants and other key staff

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