(Specialist Acute Hospital Care for Older People)
Clinical Directors - Dr Eileen Burns
Lead Clinician - Dr Nicola Turner (SJUH)
Lead Clinician for Stroke - Vacant
Directorate Manager - Trudie Davis
Business Manager - Vacant
Matron - Helen Collins (SJUH Chancellor Wing Wards & Assessment Centre for Older People, Chapel Allerton Hospital)
Matron - Alison Raycraft (Gledhow Wing Wards SJUH)
Matron - Claire Jones (Beckett Wing Wards SJUH)
Older People’s Services provides acute hospital care for patients with complex co-morbidities together with out-patient services. It has an acute in-patient service on the two main hospital sites and a rehabilitation ward at Wharfedale Hospital. General Older People’s out-patient sessions operate at St James's, Chapel Allerton Hospital, and Wharfedale with specialist TIA clinics at LGI and St James's.
The main areas for focus are patient safety, clinical quality, improving efficiency and effectiveness, staff training and development, and achieving financial balance.
Centralisation of Older People’s wards at St James's Hospital took place in November 2010. This has enabled us to re-design our service to make it better for patients, stakeholders and staff. The newly centralised service provides an integrated acute and acute elderly medicine assessment and admissions unit which will ensure that all patients are reviewed by a suitably experienced and skilled doctor in a timely way. This will result in appropriate patients moving to community services and ill patients receiving optimum care. Our vision for the future is for a consultant-delivered service, leaner systems, safe and efficient patient care, a sound business model, a high reputation for education and training and a happy and motivated workforce with a strong team identity.
Assessment Centre for Older People Chapel Allerton Hospital
We have a discrete multidisciplinary clinic where complex falls patients are assessed and treated. We are currently working with NHS Leeds in the development of a Leeds falls referral pathway. GPs are asked to refer patients to their local Falls Assessment Team in the first instance.