Elderly Care / Stroke Medicine (George Earl Ward)
Brief description of Department:
28 bedded ward looking after acutely ill elderly patients. 3 consultants, two of whom will be caring for patients on the ward at any one time. Firm is split into two teams with 14 beds each. Also look after outlying medical patients on 3 other wards. Consultants do 2 formal ward rounds each week and see new and or sick patients daily. Consultants are readily contactable by phone and cover of each other’s problems when required.
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