Aged Care

Northern Beaches Aged Care department is a multifaceted service able to assess, diagnose, and treat older patients with complex care needs (usually 85-years and over).

The service specialises in providing support for:

  • Major geriatric syndromes, such as dementia, delirium, frailty and falls
  • Polypharmacy
  • End-of-life care
  • Older and more complex surgical patients.

The Aged Care service is comprehensive, and includes:

  • Inpatient medical and surgical geriatric care for all patients
  • An inpatient consultation service for all patients, on request
  • Aged Service Emergency Team (ASET) to assist with and promote timely care in the Emergency Department for frail, older patients
  • A Clinical Nurse Consultant to provide hospital-wide expertise in geriatric syndromes
  • Rehabilitation services at Mona Vale Hospital
  • Outpatient Memory, Falls and General Geriatric clinics currently at Mona Vale Hospital
  • Outreach clinics at Brookvale Community Centre.

The Aged Care team includes:

  • Dr Lyndal Newton (Head of Department)
  • Dr Helen Gillespie 
  • Dr Rachael Oliver-Redgate
  • Dr Ming Loh
  • Dr Anh Tran-Nam
  • Dr Desmond Graham
  • Dr Gill Meyer 
  • Annie Chui RN, Clinical Nurse Consultant
  • Natalie Flanagan RN, Clinical Nurse Consultant

The on-call geriatrician can be contacted via our switchboard on 9105 5000.


 

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