Main telephone number:
020 8401 3000

Elderly Care

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

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 the 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:

Direct Access TIA Clinic (Any age)

Rapid Access Acute Care of the Elderly Clinic

Falls Clinic (Medical Assessment)

Parkinson’s Disease and related movement disorders

Stroke Follow-Up (Any age)

General Assessment for patients with medical disorders aged 65 and over

Neuro-Rehabilitation (Medical Assessment - any age)

 

 

Elderly Care Appointments

What do I do if I haven’t received my appointment yet? 

Please phone 020 8401 3973 

What do I do if I want to change or cancel an appointment?

Please phone the above number.

What should I bring to my appointment?

Bring your current medication including any medicines bought over-the-counter. 

What time should I arrive for my appointment?

Please arrive 5-10 minutes before the appointment time to allow time for the nurses to weigh you and check your blood pressure.

 

 

Wards

Contact Us

Please phone 020 8401 3973 or email CH-TR.specialistmedicine1@nhs.net 

 

 

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Important information for all patients and visitors

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Outpatient Guide

Inpatient Guide

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