The Dorothy Warren day hospital
The day hospital is situated on level 6 of the Great Northern Building adjacent to Cavell Ward and sees 1500 patients annually. Staffed by a multidisciplinary team of specialist nurses, doctors, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and nutritionists the unit provides assessment, treatment and rehabilitation to patients. The aim is to give patients as much independence as possible and to improve the quality of their life.
Patients needing multi-disciplinary input, eg falls patients, are particularly suitable to be seen in the day hospital. Also frail patients, where an assessment of mobility is key to their management, are seen here.
The following clinics are held in the day hospital:
Monday 09.30 – 12.30 Dr Murdoch, TIA/stroke clinic
Monday 12.30 – 16.00 Dr Gray, general and falls clinic
Tuesday 10.00 – 13.00 Dr Rai, general and memory clinic
(assessment and diagnostic service)
Wednesday 10.30 – 12.30 Dr Murdoch, general clinic
Thursday 10.00 – 12.00 Dr Rai, TIA/stroke clinic
Friday 09.30 – 13.00 Dr Gray, falls clinic
Where possible, tests are done at the patient’s first visit. However, certain tests require a further appointment to be given.
Tea, coffee and light refreshments are provided throughout the day whilst patients wait to be seen in the clinic.