As we start the gradual process of opening up after three months of COVID-19 restrictions, we must redouble our efforts to protect the most vulnerable members of our community – including our elderly. In April our Geriatric and Long-term Care Department launched the Elderly Telephone Reassurance Service which proactively contacts people who are 60 years and older to check on them, answer any questions they may have and also enable them to access services they may need. We are pleased to say that since launching, more than 7000 outreach calls have been made by the team. Another great example of how we are ensuring our elderly patients are cared for is the recently launched Elderly Pharmacy Medication Delivery Service – which provides a direct line to enable elderly patients get their medications quickly and efficiently. These are just two examples of how we have developed innovative and accessible ways to reach out to and ensure all of our patients get the care they need in these challenging times. Well done to Dr. Hanadi Al Hamad, National Lead for Healthy Ageing in Qatar and Medical Director of Rumailah Hospital and Qatar Rehabilitation Institute and her team for making a real difference to the lives of our elderly patients during this difficult and uncertain time.