General and Old Age Medicine

The department of General and Old Age Medicine deals with a wide variety of illness and problems. We deal principally with the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of illness in older people. The goal of Old Age Medicine, working with other members of the health and social care team, is to restore an ill, disabled older person to a level of optimal health and, whenever possible, return them to an independent life at home. This involves careful planning of the discharge through discussion with the patient and other people involved in their care, as many patients will require support at the time of going home. The service links with community hospitals and the range of Intermediate care services in Gloucestershire so that care can be delivered in the best way at the best time.

Mission Statement

We are committed to the provision of high quality, modern and effective care by a specialist team committed to caring for older people in a safe, friendly environment.

We aim to deliver this with compassion, dignity and respect, working in partnership with the patient, family and carers.

We celebrate the diversity and lives of those entrusted in our care.

Services Provided

The department is dedicated to maintaining and improving the health, independence, and quality of life of older persons and focuses on reducing the burden of dependent persons through learning and discovery.

This is delivered by a multidisciplinary team working together on the ward or within a clinic setting, which will meet together at least once a week to discuss their patients. The team generally includes doctors, nurses, Physiotherapy occupational therapy, speech therapy, dietetics, social workers, pharmacy and psychology.

Woodmancote, Ryeworth, 9B and 4a, 4B are wards specialising in the ongoing care of older people, especially for those with more complex needs.

Falls Service
Specialist consultant-led falls clinics are run at Cheltenham General Hospital and Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, as well as in a number of community hospitals. The department also provided specialist orthogeriatric care on Ryeworth Ward and 4a. We are also responsible for the special syncope clinic, run at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.

http://intranet.glos.nhs.uk/en/Your-Division/Medical-Division-Homepage/Falls-and-Bone-Health-Services/ 

Movement Disorders
Specialist outpatient services are provided to aid in the diagnosis of movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, in older people, and also to provide multidisciplinary support to such patients.

Outpatient Services

The Department provides the following Outpatient Services.

  • Old Age Medicine service
  • General Medicine service
  • Falls service
  • Syncope service
  • Movement Disorders service

Please Note: Not all Services are provided at every Location.

Inpatient Services

Specialist Inpatient Services are based at:

  • Cheltenham General Hospital - Woodmancote and Ryeworth Wards
  • Gloucestershire Royal Hospital - Ward 9B, 4A and 4B

Links

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There are 8 General and Old Age Medicine Physicians who each lead a team of specialist doctors and nurses. As a patient you may be seen by the clinician or by a doctor or nurse within their team.  The clinician has overall responsibility for your care.

Our staff

In addition to the two main Hospitals the physicians hold Outpatient Clinics at Berkeley, Cirencester, Dilke Memorial, Lydney, North Cotswolds Hospital, Stroud General, Tewkesbury and Winchcombe Hospitals.

Cheltenham General Hospital

Outpatient Clinics take place in West Block Outpatients Department.
Patients requiring an overnight stay will do so at Cheltenham General Hospital..

Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

Outpatient Clinics take place in the Assessment and Rehabilitation Unit.
Patients requiring an overnight stay will do so at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.

Berkeley Hospital

Outpatient Clinics take place in the Main Outpatients Department.
Patients requiring an overnight stay will do so at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.

Cirencester Hospital

Outpatient Clinics take place in the Main Outpatients Department.
Patients requiring an overnight stay will do so at Cheltenham General Hospital.

Dilke Memorial Hospital

Outpatient Clinics take place in the Main Outpatients Department.
Patients requiring an overnight stay will do so at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.

Lydney Hospital

Outpatient Clinics take place in the Main Outpatients Department.
Patients requiring an overnight stay will do so at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.

North Cotswolds Hospital

Outpatient Clinics take place in the Main Outpatients Department.
Patients requiring an overnight stay will do so at Cheltenham General Hospital.

 

Stroud General Hospital

Outpatient Clinics take place in Bowbridge Outpatients Department.
Patients requiring an overnight stay will do so at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.

Tewkesbury Hospital

Outpatient Clinics take place in the Main Outpatients Department.
Patients requiring an overnight stay will do so at Cheltenham General Hospital.

Winchcombe Hospital

Outpatient Clinics take place in the Main Outpatients Department.
Patients requiring an overnight stay will do so at Cheltenham General Hospital.

Other Team Members

Administrative Staff

Sharon Collins

Secretary to Dr Ian Donald

0300 422 6112

sharon.collins9@nhs.net 

Laura Neale

Secretary to Dr Alexander & Dr Welding

0300 422 2082

Laura.neale1@nhs.net

 Natalie Curry

 Secretary to Dr Fletcher

 0300 422 3827

 Natalie.curry@nhs.net

Liz Barnett

Secretary to Dr Nandi & Dr Kulkarni

0300 422 5619

Liz.Barnett1@nhs.net

Sharon Batchelor

Mariam Dariai

Secretary to Dr Monro

Secretary to Dr Wazir & Dr Asghar

0300 422 5157

0300 422 5786

Sharon.Batchelor1@nhs.net

m.dariai@nhs.net

 

Contact us

Cheltenham General Hospital

  • Reception 0300 422 3142
  • Outpatient Booking Office 0300 422 5327

Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

  • Reception 0300 422 8546
  • Outpatient Booking Office 0300 422 5327

Berkeley/The Vale Hospital

  • Reception 0300 421 8494
  • Outpatient Booking Office 0300 422 5327

Cirencester Hospital

  • Reception 01285 655 711
  • Outpatient Booking Office 0300 422 5992

Dilke Hospital

  • Reception: 01594 598100
  • Outpatient Booking Office 0300 422 5992

Lydney Hospital

  • Reception: 01594 598220
  • Outpatient Booking Office 0300 422 5992

Moreton-in-Marsh Hospital

  •  Reception 0300 422 2624
  • Outpatient Booking Office 0300 422 5992

Stroud General Hospital

  •  Reception 01453 562200
  •  Outpatient Booking Office 0300 422 5327

Tewkesbury Hospital

  • Reception 0300 422 3933
  • Outpatient Booking Office 0300 422 5992

Winchcombe Hospital

  •  Reception 01242 602341
  • Outpatient Booking Office 0300 422 5992

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