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Clinical Gerontology is care for older people.

This pager has information about:

  • Our services for older people
  • Information about clinics
  • The staff
  • Visiting times

What we do

We care for the general health and wellbeing of older people, with specialist interests in many areas, including Parkinson's disease, cognitive disorders and memory.

We also have a Stroke Team, which specialises in stroke medicine.

The department deals with many aspects of health care for the elderly. Some of the many services we offer can be seen here.

  • Stroke service
  • Parkinson's disease service
  • Memory service
  • Falls service
  • Care home visits
  • Orthopaedic-linked service
  • Surgical-liaison service

Being referred to us

Patients can be referred to our services in numerous ways:

  • General Practitioner referrals - these referrals are made via the general practitioner practice to the hospital, via fax, letter or electronically.
  • Other hospital provider referrals - these referrals are made to us via letter, fax, e mail.
  • Inpatient referrals - these referrals are made to us electronically using our internal system.
  • Accident and emergency referrals - these referrals are made to us electronically using our internal system.
  • Community referrals - these referrals are made to us internally or externally via fax, email or electronically.

What happens when you see us

General Practitioner referrals - patients will be seen their General practitioner and referred to us and contacted with an appointment. They will then attend one of our outpatient clinical areas and be assessed by a clinical specialist and may require further investigations/tests whilst at the clinic.

Other hospital provider referrals - patients will be referred to our service from another hospital specialty on an inpatient/outpatient basis within the Liverpool area and then seen under our care, either as an inpatient or an outpatient basis.

Inpatient referrals - patients will be referred to us internally from other specialty departments, for an opinion, inpatient review or outpatient appointment.

Accident and emergency referrals - patients will be seen in our accident and emergency department by a doctor. Once assessed patients can be referred to our services internally for an outpatient clinic appointment.

Community referrals - patients in care homes can be referred to us for a specialist community review. Referrals can be made via the General practitioner or on a hospital inpatient basis.

What happens next?

Outpatient Clinic - once a patient has been seen by our specialist team, he/she may require further tests/investigations. Simple tests can be done at the clinic visit, but some tests will require the patient to attend hospital again at a future date/time. Depending on the outcome of their visit, a patient will either be discharged or will be asked to attend a further outpatient appointment at a future date/time. Patients may also be referred to other services, for further advice.

Inpatients/wards - when a patient is staying in a bed on a ward, he/she will be seen by specialist doctors and nurses. Once a patient is assessed and fit for discharge, he/she will discharged home. Some patients may require medications/additional information or advice/further outpatient follow up clinic appointments and/or a package of care.

The Team

Consultants

  • Dr P Fitzsimmons - Clinical Director/Stroke Consultant
  • Dr N Sharma - Stroke Consultant
  • Dr A Manoj - Stroke Consultant
  • Dr F Hussain - Stroke Consultant
  • Dr A Murray - Consultant Physician
  • Dr H Cronin - Consultant Physician
  • Dr N Carroll - Consultant Physician/Falls
  • Dr M Johnston - Consultant Physician
  • Dr G Scott - Consultant Physician/ Parkinson’s Disease Clinical Lead
  • Dr A Diack - Consultant Physician/Frailty
  • Dr N Carmichael - Consultant Physician/Memory Service
  • Dr R Bancroft - Consultant Physician/Community
  • Dr M Tedford - Consultant Physician
  • Dr M Somauroo - Consultant Physician

Nurses

  • Pamela O’Connor - Stroke Nurse Specialist
  • Colette Johnston - Stroke Nurse Specialist
  • Colette Wales - Stroke Nurse Specialist - 0151 706 3238
  • Sue Noble - Stroke Nurse Specialist
  • Suja Chacko - Stroke Specialist Nurse
  • Mark Wilkinson - Advanced Nurse Practitioner
  • Glyn Fletcher - Stroke Research - 0151 706 2914
  • Paula Lopez - Stroke Research - 0151 706 2906
  • Michaela Bailey - Parkinson’s Disease - 0151 282 6125
  • Jacqueline Johnson - Ward 2A - 0151 706 2325
  • Pauline Lynskey/Jackie Barlow - Ward 2B - 0151 706 2326/8
  • Stephen Cooper/Sandra Tollick - Ward 2X - 0151 706 2425/7
  • Sandra Barclay - ASU/Ward 2Y - 0151 706 2421/2449
  • Paula McCallum - Stroke Rehabilitation Unit - 0151 282 6253

Clinical Outpatient Area

  • Alexandra Wing Outpatients - Broadgreen Hospital - 0151 282 6674
  • Sister June Foy - 0151 282 6673
  • Rapid Access TIA - Royal Liverpool Hospital - 0151 706 2550
  • Secretaries - 0151 706 3625/3422

Visitor Information

  • Outpatient Clinic, Alexandra Wing, Broadgreen Hospital - on attending a clinic appointment, patients can sit in the relaxing clinical dining area, which has comfy seats. This area has toilet facilities. In the morning clinic we serve refreshments (tea/coffee/juice/water) with toast. In the afternoon clinic, we serve refreshments with biscuits/cake.

  • Inpatient Ward (Stroke Rehabilitation), Broadgreen Hospital - visiting times to our ward is 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm.

  • Inpatient Wards (2A, 2B, 2X, 2Y/Stroke Unit), Royal Liverpool University Hospital - visiting times to our wards our 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm. Visitors/family members can sit in our foyer area, which is just outside of the ward. Please note we have protected meal times at 12-1 pm and 5-6 pm.

  • Vascular Lab Clinic, Royal Liverpool University Hospital - on attending a clinic appointment, patients can sit in the seated waiting area. Toilets and refreshments can be found just outside the clinical area on the main corridor.

Contact Us

Directorate of Clinical Gerontology

Royal Liverpool University Hospital,
Prescot Street, Liverpool
L7 8XP

Direct telephone: 0151 706 3421
Email Vanessa Maddock here
Direct fax: 0151 706 5835

How to find us

Vascular Laboratory Clinic - Based at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Prescot Street, Liverpool, L7 8XP - Upon entering the main entrance to the hospital, keep to the right and follow the corridor. You will pass pharmacy and bloods department. Keep walking to the end of the corridor and turn right. You will see Vascular Clinic on your right.

Wards 2A and 2B - Based at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Prescot Street, Liverpool, L7 8XP - Upon entering the main entrance of the hospital, keep to the right and follow the corridor, take you first left to the ABC lifts, which will take you to the ward, which is on the second floor.

Wards ASU and 2Y - Based at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Prescot Street, Liverpool, L7 8XP - Upon entering the main entrance of the hospital, keep to the left and walk through St Pauls Eye Unit. As you walk through, you will see the XYZ lifts, which will take you to the ward, which is on the second floor.

Gerontology Outpatient Clinic, Alexandra Wing - Based at Broadgreen Hospital, Thomas Drive, Liverpool, L14 3LB - Upon entering the main entrance of the Alexandra Wing, walk straight ahead and you will see the lifts. Take the lifts to the lower ground floor. On exiting the lift at the lower ground, you will see the department on your left.