Care for the Elderly
The directorate comprises of the following services:
- Ward 3 – acute care
- Ward 11 – peri-acute rehab
- Ward 12 – peri-acute rehab
- Ward 28 – stroke unit
- Marton day unit
- Discharge lounge
All services are based at The James Cook University Hospital
Ward 3 is a 30 bedded ward for acute medical admissions for the older age group. The majority of admissons are via the acute assessment unit or the accident and emergency department with a small number of direct admissions from outpatient clinics, community hospitals and following domicillary visits. Following assessment on ward 3 about 50% of patients are discharged home but a significant number of patients may be transferred to a peri-acute ward or community hospital.
Ward 11 & 12
Wards 11 and 12 comprise of 54 beds for patients of the older age group who require on-going treatment and rehabilitation in a district general hospital setting. Each ward provides a multi-disciplinary approach from skilled nursing support, physiotherapy, SALT, occupational therapy and weekly MDT meetings.
Ward 28 is a 26 bedded ward for all acute strokes, both minor, non disabling, disabling and critical. Providing care in the acute (including thrombolysis) and early rehabilitation of stroke up to the first 2-6 weeks, depending upon clinical need.
The ward provides a multi-disciplinary approach with skilled nursing support, physiotherapy, SALT, occupational therapy and weekly MDT meetings. The directorate has a specialist stroke rehabilitation unit at Redcar Primary Care Hospital.
Marton day unit/discharge lounge
The day hospital offers district general hospital treatment, investigations, therapy and interventions for the older age group.
Within the day unit is a designated area for patients to await discharge or transfer. It provides a comfortable environment staffed by experienced staff.
Outpatient clinics including new and review patients.
Clinics are held at James Cook (six clinics per week), Guisborough General Hospital (two clinics per week), Redcar Primary Care Hospital (two clinics per week) and East Cleveland Hospital (one per week).
Consultants working within Elderly Care have a fixed, regular commitment to community facilities. This includes out patients, ward rounds, multi-disciplinary meetings, community day hospitals and rapid access clinics.