The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Leeds Centre for Older People's Medicine

  • What we do

    Our inpatient wards are located in Gledhow Wing at St James’s Hospital.

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  • Dementia

    Resources for anyone caring for someone with dementia.

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  • Contact us

    To contact the elderly medicine wards, telephone 0113 24 32799

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  • COVID-19

    Information about the ways that you can stay in contact with your loved one in hospital.

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Elderly Medicine is "a branch of general medicine concerned with the clinical, preventative, remedial and social aspects of illness in old age." (Royal College of Physicians).

A comprehensive assessment can be achieved by close interdisciplinary working with nurses, therapists, pharmacists, dieticians, social workers and other health professionals.

Keeping active at home

A booklet has been developed to support older people and those who are shielding to be active and healthy at home.

Being active is good for our physical and mental wellbeing. If you are waiting for treatment, being active is one of the best things you can do to look after your health, as part of a healthy lifestyle. Being active at a level that feels comfortable is unlikely to make your health worse; in fact it can help to manage many health conditions.

Download the Active at Home leaflet.

Support for carers

There are a number of ways in which the Trust supports carers as well as sharing links to other organisations and useful resources. 

Read more about the support we provide to carers.