Rapid Access Elderly service

 

Referral process

Mullinure Hospital

02837412405

South Tyrone Hospital

02887713608

Lurgan Hospital

02838613042

Access through faxed letter

OR to discuss with senior clinician

Mullinure Hospital

02837412136

02837412094

South Tyrone Hospital

02887713459

Lurgan Hospital

02838613032

INCLUSION CRITERIA

Reasons for referral may include:

1.New mobility problems

2.Falls

3.Acute balance impairment

4.Mild chest infections

  1. 5.Urinary tract infections

  2. 6.New onset of confusion.

EXCLUSION CRITERIA

Patients requiring acute medical care eg

1.New Stroke

2.Suspected myocardial infarction

3.Suspected fracture

4.Significant arrhythmia

5.Moderate to severe chest infection

6.GIT haemorrhage

7.Diabetic emergency.

Patients with subacute illness who may otherwise require hospital admission within 48-72 hours.

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