About this service

Our specialist team of eldercare doctors and nurses care for older and frail people in the region’s hospitals. Our service covers the following sub-specialties:

  • Orthogeriatrics
  • Stroke
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Acute Frailty
  • Community care

At the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro, we provide a frailty assessment service in the Emergency Department and Acute Medical Unit (AMU) and care for patients with a fractured neck or femur on the Trauma Unit.

Our consultants and multidisciplinary teams provide specialist frailty care on wards at all our main acute hospitals and at community hospitals. There is a special acute older people’s ward at Royal Cornwall Hospital called Kerensa Ward where we see our frailest acute patients.

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Where to find us

The eldercare department is based across multiple Hospital sites and wards, including Community Hospitals. If you receive an appointment letter to see us, this should include details regarding the Hospital/Health Centre it is scheduled in.

Information about dementia

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Information about Parkinson’s Disease

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Page last reviewed: 17 October 2023

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