Torquay TQ2 7AA
Telephone via Switchboard: 0300 456 8000 (local rate) or 01803 614567
The Medical Division co-ordinate the wards and services listed below.
|Cheetham Hill||Elderly care|
|George Earle||Stroke Unit|
|Turner||Haematology and cancer care. Also see Palliative Care, Cancer Support Services.|
|Oncology Unit||Also see Ricky Grant Unit|
|Heart & Lung Unit||Outpatient and investigation unit in cardiology and respiratory medicine.|
|MAT||The Medical Admissions Team or MAT operates a hospital-at-home service.|
|Osteoporosis||Identifying those at higher risk of osteoporosis.|
|Ricky Grant Day Centre||Oncology treatment unit.|
|TAIRU||Torbay Assessment Investigation & Rehabilitation Unit – TAIRU – mainly Care of the Elderly. Medical investigations, reablement, day case treatments. Clinics for: falls, osteoporosis, stroke & TIA. Parkinsons groups. 01803 655608/Fax 01803 655777.|
|THORT||Respiratory Outreach Team|
|Torbay Cardiac Centre||Cardiology Ward, Coronary Care Unit, Chest Pain Clinic, Coronary Angiography.|
The Dermatology specialists use the phototherapy unit at Paignton Hospital. The Dermatology Nurse Specialist role is being developed, eg. outpatient chronic disease management clinics for eczema and psoriasis.
A six-week (two sessions a week) Pulmonary Rehabilitation programme offers exercise and coping strategies for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Referral is via the Chest Clinic consultants.
A Sleep Clinic – Consultants can refer patients for tests and a sleep study.
The Respiratory nurse runs clinics, eg nebuliser assessments, and makes home visits to patients on long-term oxygen therapy. Takes referrals from wards and community hospital.
THORT – This hospital-at-home scheme for some patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease runs 7-days-a-week. The Torbay Hospital Outreach Team (THORT) consists of a specialist nurse, two other nurses, a physiotherapist, and a nursing auxiliary, overseen by a hospital consultant or specialist registrar. Referral is by GP to the Emergency Assessment Unit service, where patients will be assessed for THORT or admission to the ward. Some patients admitted to the ward may receive the THORT service when they return home. Patients are only included on this scheme with their consent.