Leeds Centre for Older People's Medicine
What we do
Our inpatient wards are located in Gledhow Wing at St James’s Hospital.
Meet the team
Our multidisciplinary team care for elderly patients.
To contact the elderly medicine wards, telephone 0113 24 32799
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.