Care Of Our Frail Patients

As part of our general care for all our patients, we also carry out consultations with patients who have been identified as being at a higher risk of an emergency hospital admission.  There are a number of factors that can be associated with this:

  • Age (the risk increase over 65 years)
  • Poor mobility
  • Cognitive impairment (Confusion, memory loss, agitation)
  • History of falls
  • Medical Conditions
  • Reduction in vision and hearing
  • Poor nutritional status due to physical factors (lack of transport to shops, inability to use equipment for preparing/cooking etc)
  • Emotional distress or depression
  • Social isolation


These appointments are usually carried out by our Health Care Assistants who will assess the patient’s individual needs and help to access safe and effective services if required. 

If you would like to find out more about these assessments, please contact reception where our receptionist will be able to assist you.