Elderly medicine

Overview

Our elderly medicine service provides a comprehensive range of specialist services recommended by the national service framework for older people, across all three of our hospitals. A key element of this service includes acute care of older people, rehabilitation, acute stroke and orthogeriatrics.

We also have a broad range of specialist services for older people including specialist out-patients clinics, falls services, community based services and our TREAT* service, a consultant led front door service to promote and facilitate safe discharge from the emergency department for complex and frail older patients.

Our in-patient acute services are provided from dedicated wards at Barnet Hospital and at the Royal Free Hospital. Out-patient clinics are also held at both hospitals. We have rehabilitation wards at Chase Farm Hospital and access to rehabilitation wards provided by other trusts at Edgware Community Hospital, Finchley Memorial Hospital, St Pancras Hospital and Potters Bar Hospital.

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We also work in close partnership with primary care and community teams to provide a specialist outreach service to older people in the community.

*TREAT = triage rapid elderly assessment team

Patient services

Additional information

Contact

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Find your ward

  • Barnet Hospital

    Wellhouse Lane
    Barnet
    EN5 3DJ

    Patient enquiries: 084 5111 4000

  • Chase Farm Hospital

    The Ridgeway
    Enfield
    Middlesex
    EN2 8JL

    Patient enquiries:  084 5111 4000

  • Royal Free Hospital

    Pond Street
    London
    NW3 2QG

    Patient and GP enquiries: 020 7794 0500 X 34660 

Referrals

Referral details

Referrals to our services can be made via a GP or a hospital doctor. Electronic referrals from a GP may be made through the 'choose and book' system. Access to our TREAT 'hot' clinics are via our GP Hotline telephone advice service (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm).

HSEP out-patients

Referral to out-patients is via GP following standard referral routes and choose and book.

TREAT – Royal Free Hospital

The clinic accepts referrals from GPs, the emergency department, PACE or RAPID teams. Referrals are via pager (020 7794 0500 pager 1026) direct to the TREAT consultant. The consultant can provide advice and signposting and also re-direct to alternative clinics if a 'hot' clinic is not considered appropriate.

The Team