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Medicine for Older People

We see older people in Buckinghamshire. We help people who have multiple conditions, functional impairment, and complex care needs.

Our team includes medical specialists, nursing teams working in hospitals and in the community. We provide care where it’s needed, working closely with other local healthcare providers.

Inpatient treatment and care

Our goal is to diagnose, treat and rehabilitate illness in older people admitted to hospital. We work with other members of the health and social care team to help patients return to a level of optimal health and, whenever possible, to return to independent life at home.

Who we see and the services we offer

We assess all patients admitted to hospital for risk of falling. Some patients may need additional observation to maintain their safety.

We work collaboratively with the orthopaedics team to care for older patients admitted with fractures, particularly hip fractures. A multidisciplinary team will help with rehabilitation and contribute to planning your discharge from hospital.

Information about our wards

Information for patients about their stay in hospital

Patients who have received their initial acute treatment and are medically stable may be transferred to a post-discharge and rehabilitation ward either at our Amersham or Buckinghamshire hospital site. Information regarding this will be available from the Nurse in Charge or medical teams.

Information about our wards

Information about going home from hospital

Our team works collaboratively with our emergency department to see and treat older patients who attend the emergency department but who do not need to be admitted to hospital.

Find out more about our Frailty Same Day Emergency Care ward.

Our community services and clinics

We see patients in our community hospitals, healthcare facilities and in their homes. Find out more about the different teams and services we offer:

Our Adult Community Healthcare team (ACHT) includes nurses, specialist nurses, assistant practitioners and support workers.

Find out more about our Adult Community Healthcare teams.

Based in Wycombe Hospital, we provide a range of day services including patient assessments, treatment, therapeutic and clinical care.

Your GP might refer you if they feel you would benefit from an urgent and intensive medical review. In most cases, weā€™ll see you the day after your GP appointment.

Find out more about our Multi-disciplinary Day Assessment Unit

We run community-based hubs specifically for the frail and elderly people at our community hospitals in Thame and Marlow. Your GP may refer you to one of our community hubs if they think you may need a little more support than they can provide.

Find out more about the services provided in our community hub in Thame

Find out more about the services provided in our community hub in Marlow

If you have bladder and/or bowel issues you can feel embarrassment, distress, a sense of loss of control and a lowered self-confidence and self-esteem. The continence nurse-led service will try to significantly improve your quality of life.

Find out more about our continence service

The service is for patients who have fallen or are at risk of falling who want to stay steady and minimise further falls.

Find out more about our falls prevention service

Once your hospital treatment has finished and you’re recovering, the Home First team will help you to get home as soon as possible and will make sure you have the support you need at home.

Home First is a non-chargeable, short-term service, for up to 4 weeks.

Find out more about the Home First service

This service consists of an outpatient clinic based at Mandeville Wing in Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

Your GP may refer you if they suspect you have Parkinsonā€™s disease, or if they feel you may need assistance in managing your Parkinsonā€™s disease.

Find out more about our Parkinson’s disease service

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Medicine for Older People
Medicine for Older People

01296 838370