Ageing and health sub-specialties

Providing a range of services from our hospitals and in the community

We provide the following specialist services:

  • an inpatient acute and rehabilitation stroke care unit at St Thomas'
  • an older persons assessment unit (OPAU) at Guy's, providing outpatient services
  • our proactive care for older people undergoing surgery (POPS) team
  • inpatient and outpatient continence service for older people
  • three inpatient wards at St Thomas'
  • specialist ortho-geriatric liaison
  • an older persons assessment and liaison (OPAL) team who assess all acute medical inpatients aged 70 years and over 
  • Southwark and Lambeth integrated falls service (SLIPS)
  • consultant input to the Lambeth and Southwark home intermediate care teams
  • general elderly, general medical and specialist clinics at Guy's, St Thomas', Whittington Centre, Lambeth Community Care Centre and Pulross Indermediate Care Centre.