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Medicine for the Elderly

The Department of Elderly Medicine provides both acute medical and rehabilitation care to people over 75 years of age. Some of our specialist areas listed below provide services to adult patients of all ages.

At York Hospital

  • Three Acute Elderly Wards (Wards 23, 24 and 25).

  • A Joint Elderly and Psychiatric Assessment Unit (Ward 37).

  • An Acute Stroke Unit (Ward 36), caring for adult patients of all ages who have suffered from a Stroke.

  • A Stroke Rehabilitation Ward (Ward 39), caring for adult patients of all ages who require rehabilitation following a Stroke.

  • A Hip Fracture Unit (Ward 29), caring for adult patients of all ages who have fractured their hip.

We also have two Community Rehabilitation Hospitals for the Elderly based at Whitecross Court (off Haxby Road) and St Helen's (off Tadcaster Road).

Outpatient clinics are held at York Hospital, Selby War Memorial Hospital, Tadcaster, Pocklington and the Community Hospitals.


Our Wards at York Hospital are

  • Elderly Acute Wards - 23, 24 and 25

  • Joint Elderly & Psychiatric Assessment Unit - 37

  • Acute Stroke Unit - 36

  • Stroke Rehabilitation Ward - 39

  • Hip Fracture Unit - 29


Our Community Rehabilitation Hospitals are

  • White Cross Court, Wilson Drive, Huntington Road, York, Tel: 01904 641464.

  • St Helen's, Nelson Lane, Tadcaster Road, York, Tel: 01904 700651.

 At Scarborough Hospital

The Haworth Unit is a rehabilitation Unit for elderly people who have a wide range of medical problems. The unit also treats patients who requires blood transfusion and infusion of medication as well as other procedures, on request.

The Haworth Unit is strictly for medical treatments. Patients are referred via GP's, wards at Scarborough Hospital at a Consultant's request and Outpatient Clinics.

The Unit is open Monday to Friday from 8.45am to 16.45pm. To contact the unit directly call 01723 342278.

Please note we have extended our visiting times on the Elderly Wards at York Hospital. Click here for details if you are visiting a patient on these wards.

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