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Elderly care

We provide a high quality and comprehensive service for people over 70, specialising in the treatment of falls, heart failure and movement disorders including Parkinson’s disease. We also offer general assessment for other conditions, including dementia.

We provide a high quality, comprehensive, needs-led service service for older members of our community specialising in the treatment of falls, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, continence, dementia, heart failure and palliative care.  We see medical patients of all ages admitted via accident and emergency and have responsibility for ongoing hospital care on general, stroke and rehabilitation wards. There are two-day hospitals for assessment and ongoing treatment as day cases within the Trust. We work across three hospital sites and a number of community settings.

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Team

Dr N Page (Clinical Lead)
Special Interest: Acute and General Geriatrics
Telephone: 0121 507 4718

Dr A Ahmad
Special Interest: Acute and General Geriatrics
Telephone: 0121 507 3636

Dr Naqvi
Special Interest: Orthogeriatrics and General Geriatrics
Telephone: 0121 507 3636

Dr A Majeed
Special Interest: Parkinson’s disease and General Geriatrics
Telephone: 0121 507 3494

Dr M Oo
Special Interest: Parkinson’s disease, General Geriatrics, Community Geriatrics
Telephone: 0121 507 3494

Dr Siddiqui
Special Interest: Parkinson’s disease, Movement disorders and Stroke
Telephone: 0121 507 4908

Dr Sarkar
Special Interest: Multidisciplinary falls, TILT table and heart failure
Telephone: 0121 507 4903

Dr K Sharobeem (Stroke Lead)
Special Interest: Stroke and TIA
Telephone: 0121 507 3636

Dr S Ispoglu
Special Interest: Stroke and TIA
Telephone: 0121 507 3636

Dr S Vashishta
Special Interest: Stroke and TIA
Telephone: 0121 507 3748

Dr D Gull
Special Interest: Stroke and TIA
Telephone: 0121 507 3748

Services

Inpatient services
Provided at: City Hospital and the Sheldon Block (rehabilitation) Sandwell Hospital, Rowley Regis Hospital (rehabilitation), Leasowes (intermediate care in Smethwick) and Ryland View Nursing Home (palliative/continuing care in Great Bridge).

We provide most inpatient services for stroke and TIA (transient ischaemic attack) including rapid access TIA assessment and stroke thrombolysis. Orthogeriatric care is provided on a daily basis to the orthopaedic wards. We provide a referral-based service to other hospital speciality areas.

Outpatient services
There are a wide range of outpatient clinics on different sites to allow assessment and treatment of patients. We continue to develop these in partnership with the local primary care trusts. 

Day Hospital
There are two day hospitals – one at Rowley Regis Hospital and another at City Hospital in the Sheldon Block. There is a clinic-based assessment and treatment centre at Sandwell Hospital. The day hospitals are bases for many of the specialist clinics and also provide on going outpatient rehabilitation.

Patient Stories

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Patient Information

AgeUk
National charity supporting older people
www.ageuk.org

Alzheimer’s Society
National charity supporting those with Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
www.alzheimers.org.uk

Patient UK
Web site designed for the public
www.patient.co.uk

Birmingham Carers Centre
charity supporting all carers in Birmingham
www.birminghamcarerscentre.org.uk

CARES
Charity supporting unpaid carers in Sandwell
www.carers.org/local-centre/sandwell

Sandwell LINk
Volunteers and organisations who live, work and care in Sandwell
www.sandwelllink.org

Contacts

Department telephone numbers:

City Hospital: 0121 507 4925

Sandwell Hospital: 0121 507 3748

Dr Page – Clinical Director
Telephone: 0121 507 4718

Dr Kanakaratna
Telephone: 0121 507 3494

Dr Sharobeem
Telephone: 0121 507 3636

Dr Khaira
Telephone: 0121 507 3748

Dr Hutchinson
Telephone: 0121 507 4718

Dr Sarkar
Telephone: 0121 507 4903

Dr Kausar
Telephone: 0121 507 4908

Dr Siddiqui
Telephone: 0121 507 4904 

Dr Simons
Telephone: 0121 507 4906

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