The Pendleton Unit
Working in collaboration with our CCGs, the Pendleton Unit at East Surrey Hospital, provides advice and urgent access to consultant-led, holistic care for older people. The multi-disciplinary Pendleton Unit team is committed to fast comprehensive geriatric assessment and aims to give high quality care that promotes independence and reduces the need for hospitalisation.
The Unit is open from 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday and provides access for all residents across Surrey and Sussex. Please bleep the Geriatric SpR on 349 for referrals. The daily consultant will be on bleep 919 and is available for advice.
- Over 75 years
- Identified as clinically frail (4 -7 on Rockwood Frailty Scale)
Sub-acute medical crisis, including (but not limited to):
- Mild delirium
- Mild AKI
- Unexplained anaemia
- Recent onset urinary / faecal continence
- Stable fractures not needing medical intervention
- Recent reduction in mobility
- Significant bleeding
- Stroke / TIA
- Acute chest pain
- Fractured neck of femur
Patients requiring medical admission
A new falls clinic is available at East Surrey Hospital’s Chipstead Clinic on the first Friday of the month and is run by Dr Theodora Giokarini-Royal, consultant in care of the elderly, clinical lead in orthogeriatrics and falls. The clinic’s aim is to provide a holistic approach through a comprehensive geriatric assessment and offers each patient a one hour slot.
Prior to attending the falls clinics the majority of the patients would have had a CT brain, a 24 hour tape and a set of bloods, including bone profile. The clinic aims to be a one stop service; however, those patients that require further follow up will be seen in Dr Giokarini-Royal’s care of the elderly clinics at East Surrey and Crawley Hospital respectively.
Referral to the falls clinic can be made via a letter addressed to Dr Theodora Giokarini-Royal. Referrals can be made by the GPs or the community falls teams.
Criteria for referral to the falls clinic must include age over 65, the patient must be able to mobilise with or without walking aids, and he/she must be willing to attend.
Referral indications include:
- Unexplained fall
- Recurrent falls (over 1 in 1 year)
- Fall that led to injury
- Fall associated with loss of consciousness
Referral exclusions include:
- Patients requiring physiotherapy and/or occupational therapy assessment only (they should be referred directly to the appropriate services)
Patients with suspected vestibular problems requiring vestibular assessment (they should be referred directly to the vestibular clinics which are run by ENT)
Cancer Care Hot Topic and open house events
The East Surrey Macmillan Cancer Support Centre is marking its first anniversary with an open house event.
- 26 January, 3 – 6 pm at the East Surrey Macmillan Cancer Support Centre
A Hot Topic Cancer Care event is also taking place the same day. The event will include an insight into the whole diagnostic pathway, including radiology and pathology, acute oncology and palliative care.
- 26 January, Post Graduate Education Centre, East Surrey Hospital, 6pm for a 6.15pm start.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your attendance.
Burstow Babies feeding support service
Burstow Babies, a feeding support service for new parents launched on Monday 5 December at East Surrey Hospital.
Provided by the infant feeding team at SASH, the new daily support sessions aim to help to support new parents with any feeding issues and are designed to complement the care provided by community midwives.
This free service is available seven days a week on Burstow Ward, 12.30 – 2.30pm and is available to all families from the day of discharge home, following birth, until the baby is 28 days old. For further information please contact Burstow Ward, East Surrey Hospital on 01737 768 511 x6316/ x6317/ x1653
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- The next Trust Board meeting is on Thursday 26 January, 11am – 1.30pm at East Surrey Hospital.
- East Surrey MacMillan Cancer Support Centre Open Day, Thursday 26 January, 3-6pm
Hot Topic on Cancer Care, Thursday 26 January 2017, 6pm for a 6.15pm start, Post Graduate Education Centre, East Surrey Hospital.
As the festive season begins we thank you for your support in 2016 as, together, to provide the best care for local people. We know that the new year will bring with it new challenges and that, in partnership, we will continue to provide high quality care for our patients.
We wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.
Alan McCarthy Michael Wilson CBE
Chair Chief executive