Rapid Access Centre - Elderly

Services Provided

The Rapid Access Centre (RAC) at Ashford Hospital is a service providing a holistic geriatrician assessment, diagnostics and treatment plan, primarily for older people in the local community.

Providing a one-stop assessment with access to diagnostics model is a key priority for the NHS by improving patient flow, avoiding inappropriate admission to secondary care and integrating primary, community and social services.


Function

The main function of the centre is to proactively diagnose and treat patients deemed to be at risk of requiring emergency admission to A&E.

The RAC will:-
  • Provide specialist assessment of older people within 72 hours of a possible deterioration of a medical problem, to prevent admission into acute hospital
  • Prevent/reduce multiple visits to hospital by providing a one stop medical, diagnostic workup and multidisciplinary assessment
  • Reduce bottlenecks by freeing up urgent slots in outpatients clinics
  • Improve patient satisfaction by keeping older people services local
  • Enable older people to maximise their independence and prevent premature entry into long-term care

 

Consultant Speciality / Specialist Interest Clinic location / frequency
Dr Zahid DHAKAM
GMC: 4369602
General Medicine
Elderly Medicine
Hypertension
TIA (all ages)
Parkinson’s disease
SPH
Mon fortnightly – Hypertension / TIA

ASH
Mon fortnightly – Hypertension / TIA

ASH
Wed weekly - RAC / TIA

ASH
Wed weekly - Parkinson's Disease

SPH
Thu fortnightly – General / Geriatric Medicine
Dr Bhaskar MANDAL
GMC: 4596242
General Medicine
Elderly Medicine
Parkinson's disease
Rapid Access Clinic for elderly patients
TIA/Stroke Medicine
Stroke rehab at Ashford Hospital
ASH
Mon fortnightly – General Medicine

SPH
Wed fortnightly – General Medicine

ASH
Thu weekly – RAC / TIA / Stroke
Dr Raad NARI
GMC: 4500748
General Medicine
Elderly Medicine
Falls/Syncope
Stroke rehabilitation
SPH
Mon fortnightly - General Medicine

Woking
Mon fortnightly - General Medicine

Woking
Wed weekly - Falls

Woking
Fri fortnightly - Parkinson's Disease
Dr Keefai YEONG
GMC: 4638300
Orthogeriatrics ASH
Fri - RAC / TIA
Dr Radcliffe LISK
GMC: 4719850
General Medicine
Elderly Medicine
Rapid Access Clinic for elderly patients
Orthogeriatrics
Falls
Rehab at Ashford Hospital
Walton
Wed - Falls

ASH
Tue - RAC / TIA

Contact Details
01784 884500
Location
Ground Floor, Outpatients Dept
Ashford Hospital
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