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86 People
Number of people in A&E department
0:55 Hours
Average wait to be seen by a clinician
2:30 Hours
Average time in the department

Elderly care

Elderly care is a service providing specialist medical care for older adults.

We currently have 120 specialty inpatient beds at Royal Berkshire Hospital and support a variety of different services and departments, as well as providing specialist services and clinics

Services

Falls Service

A weekly consultant led multidisciplinary falls clinic, is based in our Battle Block outpatients and Therapies department. Patients can be referred from a variety of routes, including the Emergency Department, General Practice and community partners.

Movement Disorders

Elderly patients with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders are reviewed in weekly multidisciplinary clinics led by Dr Apurba Chatterjee and Dr Nida Butt. The service is supported by three specialist nurses working in the Trust and the community. They support patients at home with domiciliary visits and also run community clinics in Wokingham, Newbury and Henley.

Orthogeriatric Service

A liaison service was established in 2004 with the comprehensive Orthogeriatric service starting in August 2007 after the appointment of a 2nd Orthogeriatrician. There is daily input to the orthopaedic wards with pre-operative assessment and multidisciplinary rehabilitation. In 2015 a brand new (subsequently award winning) Hip Fracture Unit was established within Elderly Care (on Emmer Green ward). Patients are admitted directly from ED to provide perioperative care, multidisciplinary input and rehabilitation.