Frailty Project


What does this service involve?


What does this service involve?


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Assessment

When admitted to the hospital a multi-disciplinary assessment by different professionals will take place to assess the level of frailty, the problems that the patient faces and how these problems can be addressed
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Communication

We have open communication at every stage with the patient and their family/carers. Our staff understand what is important to the patient and we review progress with the patient and family daily.
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Partnership

At the Robinson Memorial hospital we also actively encourage family and/or carers to be involved in the patient’s recovery and rehabilitation.

In DepthFind out more detail.

The Robinson Hospital is proud to have been chosen to be part of the Northern Trust’s Frailty project with the aim of becoming a centre of excellence for the care of frail patients. Frailty is a condition where our bodies, as we age, lose their in-built reserves leaving us vulnerable to dramatic, sudden changes in health triggered by seemingly small events such as a minor infection or a change in medication or environment. Frailty defines the group of older people who are at highest risk of adverse outcomes such as falls, disability, admission to hospital, or the need for long-term care.

Many of our patients in Robinson Hospital have a moderate or severe level of frailty. When admitted to the hospital a multi-disciplinary assessment by different professionals will take place to assess the level of frailty, the problems that the patient faces and how these problems can be addressed. This can only be done when there is open communication at every stage with the patient and their family/ carers:  the staff need to understand what is important to the patient and review of progress with the patient and family enables forward planning.  We also actively encourage family/ carers to be involved in the patient’s recovery and rehabilitation.

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