Frailty Unit (inside Evergreen)

Main speciality

 Frailty – SDEC for Older People

Ward Sister/department lead

 Beatriz Lopes


 Carole Sheehan

Divisional Director of Nursing

 Caroline Bates

Ward direct phone line

 01322428100 + EXT 8359 / Bleep 412

Visiting times

 08:00 – 20:30

Protected mealtimes


Any other info required

 Open to ED, Outpatient, direct ambulance conveyance and community referrals

Our ageing and health service sees people over 65, helping them with concerns that may be affecting their independence and well-being. We also accept patients under 65 where it's felt we can best address their needs.

Our team includes specialist doctors, nurses and therapists who deliver the support to patients they need based on their individual needs, which includes:

  • Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment from a specialised multi-disciplinary team to determine a frail older person’s medical conditions, mental health and functional capacity
  • Our Frailty Index Screening Tool to identify patients who should be admitted to our Frailty Assessment Unit (FAU) to receive the best ongoing care through the most appropriate care pathway
  • Our physiotherapists and occupational therapists may provide advice and exercises, e.g. to help with walking and movement
  • Our dedicated Frailty Team of specialist nurses and consultants advise on the care and treatment of older inpatients across the Trust.

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