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Care of 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.

The Service

  • 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.

Who's Who

  • Clinical Director - Dr John Coyle
  • Directorate Manager - Steve Reed
  • Matrons - Sharon Hurst, Angela Cockram

Our Community Rehabilitation Hospitals

White Cross Court
Wilson Drive
Huntington Road
Tel: 01904 641464

St Helen's
Nelson Lane
Tadcaster Road
Tel: 01904 700651

Meet The Team

Consultant Special InterestTelephone 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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We are currently working with reduced staffing levels within the Contact Centre.  This may mean that some of our patients encounter extended wait times when calling the Contact Centre.  This is not the level of service we wish to offer our patients and we are working hard to improve the situation.  If you wish to request to reschedule or cancel your appointment, you can complete our online form

We apologise for the inconvenience caused.