Evaluation of the Older Person's Assessment and Liaison service (OPAL)

West Midlands
Start Date: 1 Jan 2014

Project summary

This project relates to the use of a new model of care at University Hospital Birmingham for older people. Patients are assessed in the emergency department or in the Clinical Decision Unit by a multidisciplinary team comprising nurses, therapists and consultant geriatricians, in order to prevent admissions, reduce length of hospital stay for patients who are admitted, and to co-ordinate post-discharge care for older patients.

Dr Sarah Damery