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01206 747 474
The Older People’s Medicine Department is proactive in improving the health of older people via the Frailty Assessment Base (FAB). Patients who are referred by GPs, or identified in the Emergency Department, are brought to the FAB as a “one-stop shop” and they will spend 3 to 4 hours having their complex needs addressed.
Patients will have a heart tracing and blood tests, and blood pressure taken lying and standing as part of the assessment. If needed, X-rays and scans may also be performed.
Patients will receive a review from a consultant geriatrician, a therapist, a specialist nurse, a pharmacist and a dietitian, who will work together and look at the patient holistically in order to keep them active, healthy and at home. It is almost like a ‘health MOT’ for the older person.
01473 712 233
Staying in hospital
The team sees older people with surgical problems who have become hospitalised on a daily basis. All patients with a fractured hip are seen daily by our orthogeriatrics team.
01728 443 850
Clinics are held at Aldeburgh Hospital.
01473 322 100
Clinics are held at Bluebird Lodge.
Clinics are held at this hospital
01394 338 410
Clinics are held at Felixstowe Hospital.
Older People’s Medicine focuses on supporting frail older patients, both in hospital and throughout the community. We help people with many conditions, including:
- movement disorders
- complex care
- orthogeriatrics (caring for the older person with bone problems).