Elderly Medicine (Geriatrics)

Elderly MedicineThe Care of the Elderly Department provides care to patients over the age of 65; both in an in-patient and out-patient setting. The Department provides general nursing care as well as specialist care for heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), stroke Care, end of life care and falls.

We work closely with Social Services and community services to ensure safe discharge of patients from hospital either to their own home or into nursing or residential care.

We also work closely with the mental health Trust and have a liaison service for those patients with mental health problems in old age, in a general care setting.



Care of the Elderly wards are based across four floors of City Hospital Sunderland and cover the specialities listed below:

Ward B21 – including “step down” cardiology beds – clinical specialites – acute elderly medicine and heart failure

Ward E50 – clinical Speciality – acute elderly medicine

Ward E51 – clinical speciality – chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Ward E52 – clinical cseciality – acute elderly medicine and Parkinson’s diseaes

Ward E56 – clinical speciality –¬†¬†acute elderly medicine, dementia and delirium

Ward E58 – clinical specialty – stroke – further information on the Stroke Unit please click here.



Clinical Director
Dr Nik Majmudar – 0191 565 6256 ext 42682

Directorate Manager
Michelle Ferguson – 0191 565 6256 ext 40025



Age UK

Action on Dementia Sunderland

Alzheimers Research UK

Alzheimers Society