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UK’s first emergency department for patients over 80 to open in Norwich

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j5160 (Published 07 November 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j5160
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. The BMJ

The UK’s first emergency department that is dedicated to patients over the age of 80 will open at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) at the end of November.

When they arrive at the hospital’s emergency department, patients over 80 will be directed to the Older People’s Assessment Service, which will be staffed by emergency consultants, consultant geriatricians, and emergency and older people’s medicine nurses. GPs will …

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