The 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.
Dr Nik Majmudar – 0191 565 6256 ext 42682
Michelle Ferguson – 0191 565 6256 ext 40025