Main telephone number:
020 8401 3000

Elderly care

Elderly Care provides in- and out-patient services for older people.

Find out more including how to refer.

 

Service overview

The Elderly Care Service provides consultant-led in-patient care for older people supported by nursing and therapy staff for patients over the age of 65, an advisory service for patients under care of other medical and surgical teams in the hospital and an out-patient service for patients with general medical problems over the age of 65 at Croydon University Hospital and Purley War Memorial Hospital as well as specialist clinics.

We treat

Croydon University Hospital has a 14 bedded Acute Care of the Elderly (ACE) Unit, three general elderly care wards, two of which are dementia friendly environments, an Orthogeriatric Unit for patients age 65 with hip fracture and an all age Acute Stroke Unit.

We also provide an advisory service for patients over 65 years under care of other medical and surgical teams in the hospital.

We offer outpatient service for patients with general medical disorders over the age of 65 years at Croydon University Hospital and Purley War Memorial Hospital with specialist clinics for:

Rapid Access Acute Care of the Elderly Clinic (CUH Monday to Friday)

Falls Clinic (Medical Assessment) (at both CUH- Howell Assessment and Rehabilitation Unit (HARU) and Purley War Memorial Hospital)

Parkinson’s Disease and related movement disorders (CUH - HARU)

Stroke Follow-Up (Any age - CUH)

Direct Access TIA Clinic (Any age - CUH Monday to Friday)

General Assessment for patients with medical disorders over the age of 65 (at both CUH- Howell Assessment and Rehabilitation Unit (HARU) and Purley War Memorial Hospital)

Neuro-Rehabilitation (Medical Assessment - any age at CUH – HARU, Broad Green Centre and Home Visits)


How to refer

Acute Care of the Elderly (ACE) Clinic and Hotline/Advice

All referrals via ACE Consultant.  
GP’s can directly speak to the ACE consultant on call for advice and/or referral for Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment
Monday to Friday 9am-5pm on the ACE Consultant mobile on 07866780136 or via switchboard 020 8401 3000 and bleep 344

 

For general enquiries:

Email - ch-tr.specialistmedicine1@nhs.net  
Or Telephone: 020 8401 3973

 

Falls Clinic (Medical Assessment)

ereferral (Speciality: Geriatric Medicine – Clinic Type: Falls @ CUH or Falls @ Purley Hospital)


For general enquiries:

Email - ch-tr.specialistmedicine1@nhs.net  
Or Telephone: 020 8401 3973
 

Community Integrated Falls Service
Telephone Number: 0208 274 6258
e-mail: ch-tr.FallsReferrals@nhs.net
 

Parkinson’s Disease and related movement disorders 

ereferral (Specialty: Geriatric Medicine – Clinic Type: Parkinson’s Disease and related movement disorders@ CUH)

For general enquiries please:
Email - ch-tr.specialistmedicine1@nhs.net  
Or Telephone: 020 8401 3973

  

Stroke (not TIA) 

ereferral (Speciality: Geriatric Medicine – Clinic Type: not otherwise specified – General Assessment @ CUH or Purley War Memorial Hospital)

For general enquiries:
Email - ch-tr.specialistmedicine1@nhs.net  
Or Telephone: 020 8401 3973
 

Direct Access TIA Clinic

Monday to Friday 9am-3.30pm
(No appointment necessary) 

Location Heathfield 1 Ward, Croydon University Hospital

Email mhn-tr.croydonstroke@nhs.net  

Fax TIA pro-forma to 020 8401 3620 or send copy of referral with patient

Telephone: 020 8401 3351

For general enquiries:

Email - ch-tr.specialistmedicine1@nhs.net  
Or Telephone: 020 8401 3973


Assessment for patients with general medical disorders over the age of 65

ereferral (Speciality: Geriatric Medicine – Clinic Type: not otherwise specified – General Assessment @ CUH- HARU or Purley War Memorial Hospital).

 

For general enquiries:

Email - ch-tr.specialistmedicine1@nhs.net  
Or Telephone: 020 8401 3973

 

Neuro Rehabilitation Clinic (Medical Assessment) @ CUH or Broad Green Centre

ereferral (Speciality: Geriatric Medicine – Clinic Type: Neuro Rehabilitation Medical Assessment @ CUH or @ Broad Green Centre.

For general enquiries:

Email - ch-tr.specialistmedicine1@nhs.net  
Or Telephone: 020 8401 3973

  

Neuro Rehabilitation (Medical Assessment) Home Visits

Email: CH-TR.specialistmedicine1@nhs.net
Telephone: 020 8401 3973

  

Consultants

Dr Enas Lawrence - Stroke Medicine and Clinical Director

Dr Karen Kee - Stroke Medicine (Stroke Lead) and College Tutor

Dr Amanda Humphreys - Orthogeriatrics and Clinical Lead for Elderly Care

Dr Joe Rehman - Orthogeriatrics and Fracture Liaison

Dr Nima Hashemi - Acute Geriatric Assessment

Dr Anand Mehta - Parkinson’s disease

Dr Prith Navan - Parkinson’s disease and Surgical Liaison

Dr Alan Earnshaw - Surgical Liaison and Dementia

Dr Wallace Tan - Falls and Adult Safeguarding

Dr Joanne Bramble - Medical Law and Ethics and Adult Safeguarding

Dr Liz Heitz - Community Geriatrics and Intermediate Care

Dr Chris Bell - Community Geriatrics and Intermediate Care

Pam Stephens – Head of Nursing for Elderly Care

 

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