The Geriatrics department specialises in treating patients over 75 years of age who require specific treatment. This may be due to multiple disorders, reduced mobility, taking a lot of medication, reduced independence, fragility ... A multidisciplinary approach is therefore required.

The team

Composition of the Geriatrics department

Three acute divisions of Geriatrics

These divisions consist of 106 hospital beds, where patients are admitted for longer-term treatment.

The Geriatric Day Hospital (GDZH)

Patients are admitted here for several hours to a day for examination and treatment of geriatric problems such as:

  • Memory
  • Gait and fall problems
  • Osteoporosis
  • General decline
  • Examinations in preparation for surgery or oncology treatment
  • A combination of examinations and specific consultations organised on one day
  • Polypharmacy
  • Blood transfusion
  • Continence service

The Sp Geriatrics department

This department consists of 30 hospital beds, intended for patients with cognitive problems such as dementia, depression and/or psychosis.

The geriatric consultations

During these consultations, patients with geriatric problems are examined by a geriatrician on an outpatient basis.

The internal liaison

The internal liaison makes the geriatric expertise available for patients over 75 years old who are hospitalised in a non-geriatric ward.

The external liaison

The external liaison makes the knowledge of the geriatric team available outside the hospital. The aim is to optimise the continuity of care.

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Last modified on 27 November 2023

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