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Care of the Elderly

Division: Med

Dr Rachel Bradley

0117 342 1313

Care of Elderly, Orthogeriatrics, Falls

Dr Laura Clow

0117 342 1427

Care of Elderly

Dr Nicola Devitt

0117 342 1313

All-age stroke

Dr Julie Dovey

0117 342 1313

Care of Elderly, Dementia, Falls

Dr Clare Holmes

0117 342 1427

All-age stroke

Dr Margaret Macmahon

0117 342 1313

Care of Elderly, syncope, Falls

Dr Peter Murphy

0117 342 1427

Care of Elderly, all-age stroke

Dr Emma-Kate Reed

0117 342 1313

Care of Elderly, Orthogeriatrics, Falls

Dr Ming Goh

0117 342 1427

Care of the Elderly

Dr Suheil Ponnambath

0117 342 1427

All-age stroke

Dr Meera Sritharan

0117 342 1427

Movement disorders

Dr Helen Newton

0117 342 1313

All-age stroke

Dr Theresa Allain

0117 342 1427

Care of the Elderly, RACOP, Falls, Movement disorders

All Consultants and their Secretaries are now based at  the BRI

Access / Referrals

Inpatients - Bristol Royal Infirmary

Monday to Friday between 09:00 and 16:30 requests for admissions to Care of the Elderly beds can be made to the bed manager. At other times please contact the Clinical Site Management Team: 0117 923 0000.

Medical Outpatients - South Bristol Community Hospital

Referrals should include details of previous medical history, present medication, present problems and recent investigations. Please supply hospital number, if known, full personal details.

Referrals are welcome via choose and book or by fax / consultant's secretary or email ubh-tr.UHBGeriatricians@nhs.net.

South Bristol Community Hospital

This service is supported by a dedicated team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists and nurses who have developed specialist skills in the care of the older person. Working alongside consultant colleagues, the unit offers a mix of assessment clinics as well as follow-up sessions. GPs can fax referrals to 0117 3429961.  Referrals are triaged daily. We would welcome any information or copies of recent community assessments as well as names of community staff currently involved in the patient's care. Please fax info to 0117 342 9961.

The majority of general clinics for older people have relocated to South Bristol Community Hospital.

Syncope clinic - Bristol Royal Infirmary

Dr Margaret Macmahon

0117 3421 313

Care of Elderly, syncope, Falls

For patients with unexplained falls, dizziness and blackouts (including younger syncopal patients). Please send a letter of referral to Dr MacMahon, at the BRI. Dr MacMahon is also happy to take telephone queries: 0117 3426309.

The Falls Service - Day Assessment Unit, South Bristol Community Hospital

Dr Emma-Kate Reed

0117 342 7740

Fracture Liaison Consultant Lead

Dr Rachel Bradley

0117 342 7740

Orthogeriatric Lead

For patients aged over 60 who have fallen and live within the UH Bristol catchment area. The service is provided by a multi-disciplinary team with specialist knowledge of falls management and includes a consultant, nurses, occupational therapists and physiotherapists with links to hearing and speech and language therapists if required. There is also access to diagnostic tests e.g. x-ray, bloods, ECG, ultrasound.

Fracture Liaison Service

Cathy Churchman

0117 342 7740

Fracture Liaison Clinical Nurse Specialist

Falls and Fragility Fracture clinic held fortnightly at the BRI.  Please refer to Fracture Liaison Co-ordinator on the number above. This is a Geriatrician led consultant clinic reviewing patients who may benefit from second line osteoporosis treatments and an assessment of their bone health.   The clinic is supported by a CNS in Fracture Liaison who is able to administer SC and IV second line treatments. The clinic specialises in patients over the age of 75 who require specialist Orthogeriatric and Osteoporosis management and treatment.

Movement Disorders - South Bristol Community Hospital

Dr Theresa Allain

Dr Meera Sritharan

Care of Elderly, Parkinson Disease

This clinic is run weekly by a consultant with specific interest in Parkinson's Disease and related disorders supported by a dedicated multi-disciplinary team consisting of physiotherapists, occupational therapists and nurses.