Clinical Gerontology is care for older people.
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We care for the general health and wellbeing of older people, with specialist interests in many areas, including Parkinson's disease, cognitive disorders and memory.
We also have a Stroke Team, which specialises in stroke medicine.
The department deals with many aspects of health care for the elderly. Some of the many services we offer can be seen here.
Patients can be referred to our services in numerous ways:
General Practitioner referrals - patients will be seen their General practitioner and referred to us and contacted with an appointment. They will then attend one of our outpatient clinical areas and be assessed by a clinical specialist and may require further investigations/tests whilst at the clinic.
Other hospital provider referrals - patients will be referred to our service from another hospital specialty on an inpatient/outpatient basis within the Liverpool area and then seen under our care, either as an inpatient or an outpatient basis.
Inpatient referrals - patients will be referred to us internally from other specialty departments, for an opinion, inpatient review or outpatient appointment.
Accident and emergency referrals - patients will be seen in our accident and emergency department by a doctor. Once assessed patients can be referred to our services internally for an outpatient clinic appointment.
Community referrals - patients in care homes can be referred to us for a specialist community review. Referrals can be made via the General practitioner or on a hospital inpatient basis.
Outpatient Clinic - once a patient has been seen by our specialist team, he/she may require further tests/investigations. Simple tests can be done at the clinic visit, but some tests will require the patient to attend hospital again at a future date/time. Depending on the outcome of their visit, a patient will either be discharged or will be asked to attend a further outpatient appointment at a future date/time. Patients may also be referred to other services, for further advice.
Inpatients/wards - when a patient is staying in a bed on a ward, he/she will be seen by specialist doctors and nurses. Once a patient is assessed and fit for discharge, he/she will discharged home. Some patients may require medications/additional information or advice/further outpatient follow up clinic appointments and/or a package of care.
Clinical Outpatient Area
Outpatient Clinic, Alexandra Wing, Broadgreen Hospital - on attending a clinic appointment, patients can sit in the relaxing clinical dining area, which has comfy seats. This area has toilet facilities. In the morning clinic we serve refreshments (tea/coffee/juice/water) with toast. In the afternoon clinic, we serve refreshments with biscuits/cake.
Inpatient Ward (Stroke Transitional Unit), Broadgreen Hospital - visiting times to our ward is 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm.
Inpatient Wards (AIFU, 2B, 2X, 2Y/Stroke Unit), Royal Liverpool University Hospital - visiting times to our wards our 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm. Visitors/family members can sit in our foyer area, which is just outside of the ward. Please note we have protected meal times at 12-1 pm and 5-6 pm.
Vascular Lab Clinic, Royal Liverpool University Hospital - on attending a Rapid Access TIA clinic appointment, patients can sit in the seated waiting area. Toilets and refreshments can be found just outside the clinical area on the main corridor.
Directorate of Clinical Gerontology
Royal Liverpool University Hospital,
Prescot Street, Liverpool
Direct telephone: 0151 706 3420
Email Christopher Evans here
Direct fax: 0151 706 5835
Vascular Laboratory Clinic - Based at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Prescot Street, Liverpool, L7 8XP - Upon entering the main entrance to the hospital, keep to the right and follow the corridor. You will pass pharmacy and bloods department. Keep walking to the end of the corridor and turn right. You will see Vascular Clinic on your right.
Wards 2B - Based at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Prescot Street, Liverpool, L7 8XP - Upon entering the main entrance of the hospital, keep to the right and follow the corridor, take you first left to the ABC lifts, which will take you to the ward, which is on the second floor.
Wards ASU and 2Y - Based at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Prescot Street, Liverpool, L7 8XP - Upon entering the main entrance of the hospital, keep to the left and walk through St Pauls Eye Unit. As you walk through, you will see the XYZ lifts, which will take you to the ward, which is on the second floor.
AIFU - Acute Integrated Frailty Unit - Based at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Prescot Street, Liverpool, L7 8XP - ground floor, access through A&E.
Gerontology Outpatient Clinic, Alexandra Wing - Based at Broadgreen Hospital, Thomas Drive, Liverpool, L14 3LB - Upon entering the main entrance of the Alexandra Wing, walk straight ahead and you will see the lifts. Take the lifts to the lower ground floor. On exiting the lift at the lower ground, you will see the department on your left.