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Care of Older People

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 G McGonigal

Mental health for older people

01904 726989

Dr R Davison

Acute medicine

01904 726989

Dr D Heseltine

Parkinson's Disease, Rehab Hospital, White Cross Court

01904 725607

Dr A J Corlett

Endoscopy and Education

01904 725607

Dr D M Ronan

Community Care

01904 725607

Dr S Kesavan

Mental health for older people

01904 726185

Dr S Irwin

Acute Medicine

01904 726185

Dr R Hampson

Falls, Rehab Hospital St Helen’s

01904 726185

Dr J Ali

Acute Medicine, Rehab Hospital St Helen’s

01904 726185

Dr R Griffin

Frailty (Rapid assessment)

01904 726185

Dr P Wanklyn

Stroke

01904 725932

Dr P Willcoxson

Stroke

01904 725932

Dr R Mir

Stroke

01904 725932

Dr D Wong

Mental Health Assessment & Liaison Team (MHALT)

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

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