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Care of older people

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.

The Service

  • Three acute wards for older people (Wards 23, 26 and 35)
  • A joint Older People 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
  • An Older People’s Hip Fracture ward (Ward 25), caring for Older People patients who have fractured their hip
  • An Acute Medical Unit for Older People (AMB) for acute admissions to clinically stabilise patients before being transferred to our downstream wards.

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

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

Who's Who

  • Clinical Director - Dr Mike Harkness
  • Directorate Manager - Jamie Todd
  • Matrons - Alice Hunter and Michael Mawhinney

Meet The Team

Consultant Special Interest Telephone number

Dr M Harkness

Falls and orthopaedic liaison

01904 726989

Dr J Davies

Falls and orthopaedic liaison

01904 726869

Dr P Pearce

Education including HYMS Lead

01904 726185

Dr S Kesavan

Mental Health for Older People

01904 726185

Dr E Iveson


01904 725607

Dr S Limaye


01904 725932

Dr A Corlett

Endoscopy and Education

01904 725932

Dr J Coyle

Stroke and Parkinson's Disease

01904 725932

Dr D Heseltine

Parkinson's Disease, falls, Orthopaedic Liaison and Endoscopy

01904 725607

Dr A McEvoy

Clinical Governance and Workforce Planning

01904 725607

The Haworth Unit 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.

The Department of Elderly Medicine provides both acute medical and rehabilitation care to people over 75 years of age


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