General Geriatric clinics
These clinics provide comprehensive geriatric assessment and medical care to patients older than 65 years with complex medical conditions. As we age, the number of medical conditions that we have goes up, as well as the number of medicines we take. In addition, difficulties with vision, hearing, walking etc. increase the risk for complications. The elderly need specialized comprehensive care as well as preventative care including vaccinations to maintain optimal health and wellbeing.
Experienced geriatricians in Rumailah Hospital and Al Wakra Hospital run the clinics daily for the convenience of patients living in the respective catchment areas as well as for follow up of patients discharged from hospital within each area.
Although face-to-face encounters are limited, all clinics under Geriatrics department have continued to provide their services seamlessly through telephonic and video consultations.
Contact number is 44393103 between the hours of 7am to 3 pm Sunday to Thursday.
Falls are one of the major causes of trauma; 30% of people over the age of 65 will fall each year and some may require hospital admission. In addition to causing hospital admissions, falls remain one of the most common complications of an inpatient stay in the older population and are a major patient safety concern.
The falls clinic runs twice a week consultant-led session, with assistance from staff nurses and physiotherapists. The service collaborates with community and outpatient therapists. The main purpose of the clinic is to improve mobility and prevent falls. Clinicians assess the dominant causes of a patient’s falls in order to minimize the risk of further incidences by providing or prescribing appropriate intervention. Falls clinic is now available at QRI and Rumailah Hospital.
The clinic accepts patients aged 65 years and older who have experienced a mobility impairment related fall incident.
The referrals are from primary care physician and various HMC services.
Contact number is 44393103 between the hours of 7 am to 3 pm Sunday to Thursday.
Although memory decline is not a normal part of aging, it is more prevalent among the elderly. Early assessment and intervention helps in providing optimal care to patients and their family and caregivers. Memory clinics are available 3 days of the week at Rumailah hospital; and 3 days from designated primary healthcare centers. The Memory clinic support number is 33912286.
The National RAHA Alzheimer’s and Memory Services Helpline provides confidential telephone support for patients with Alzheimer’s disease and Related Dementias and memory loss.
The helpline is accessible on #40262222 from 8 am to 3 pm, Sunday to Thursday.
Provides expert geriatrician and multidisciplinary team input for rehabilitation of elderly patients with hip fractures and other bone related conditions.
Currently patients are referred to general geriatric or subspecialty clinics by primary care physicians or other specialists.
The clinics can be contacted through 44393103 between 7am - 3pm Sunday to Thursday.