Beaumont Hospital

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Care of the Older Person (Physiotherapy)

Physiotherapists working in Care of the Elderly services provide assessment and treatment to patients in a range of different settings.

Frailty Intervention Therapy Team

Frailty is a major theme throughout all our work in trying to identify improved care and different models of care to facilitate early discharge of frail older patients and, the development of the Frailty Intervention Therapy (FIT) Team on the acute floor is an example of this work.  In 2015 this multi-disciplinary team commenced work in the Emergency Department (ED) and we aim to assess all patients over 75 years of age who present to the ED during core working hours for Frailty, initiate therapy assessments as required and commence discharge planning.

Acute Wards

In Beaumont Hospital we have two 35 bedded specialist geriatric wards and additional medical and surgical wards which provide multi-disciplinary rehabilitation and complex discharge planning for older adults. Our caseload is wide ranging and varied consisting mainly of respiratory patients and frail older patients. We also cover such specialities as:

  • Cardiology
  • Post-Operative care
  • ITU Rehabilitation
  • Post amputee and vascular surgery

This service has close links with the occupational therapy department with much overlap occurring to allow for a more fluid and efficient approach to patient care.

St Joseph's Rehabilitation Unit

There is a 20 bedded rehabiliation ward in St Joseph's Hosptial which provides expert MDT assessment and treatment

Day Hosptial

In relation to our out-patient services, we have a day hospital service on the St. Josephs Hospital campus. The service provides Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment for new patients to the Consultant clinics and review of the return patients to the clinic as required. Additionally the consultants referred patients for MDT assessments and rehabilitation from their out-patient clinics

Raheny Community Nursing Unit

On St. Joseph’s Hospital Campus there is a 100 bedded residential community nursing unit.  We aim to provide assessment to new patients, routine manual handling assessments and rehabilitation for patients as required.