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Older people - medical care

Who the service is for

Older patients who need hospital-based medical care.

About the service

Our older people specialists offer a range of inpatient, rehabilitation and outpatient medical services for older patients, including:

    • outpatient clinics
    • general and specialist inpatient care for acute medical conditions
    • general and specialist inpatient care for patients with multiple and complex medical, nursing and therapy needs
    • stroke services, including a 24/7 thrombolysis service, stroke rehabilitation unit and TIA clinics
    • falls and bone health service including specialist clinics for falls, osteoporosis with DEXA scanning facility, and a tilt clinic
    • comprehensive assessment of frail older people
    • medical support to residents in care homes
    • medical care for patients admitted with fractures and acute surgical conditions
    • holistic care for patients with dementia admitted with acute illness

General medical inpatient care for older people is provided on Osler Ward, Kingswood Ward, William Harvey Ward and Lionel Cosin Ward.  

The hospital Frailty Team treat patients in the emergency department and the medical and surgical admission units. Frail older people who need a short stay in hospital are cared for in the short stay Frailty Unit.


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Contact us

  • Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    Nethermayne, Basildon
    Essex  SS16 5NL
    Switchboard: 01268 524900

  • The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre
    Nethermayne, Basildon
    Essex SS16 5NL
    Switchboard: 01268 524900

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