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General Medicine and Elderly Health

Our service aims to provide acute and rehabilitation care for the elderly residents of Trafford and other parts of the country.

We specialise in:

  • Acute medical services for the elderly.  This includes inpatient management of acute admissions as well as outpatient clinics in general and Geriatrics medicine
  • General, post-acute and post -surgery rehabilitation of the elderly
  • Post acute management of stroke
  • TIA and stroke management clinic
  • Falls management including outpatient falls clinics and management of osteoporosis
  • Orthogeriatric inpatient acute and rehabilitation management of fractures
  • Management of diabetes in the elderly
  • Acute medical management of delirium
  • Intermedicate Care services
  • Undergraduate and Post Graduate Teaching
  • Research

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The department is located in the Seymour Unit at Trafford General Hospital. We have inpatient acute management in the medical wards, Coronary Care Unit and High Dependency care area and Critical Care Unit at Trafford General Hospital.  Our outpatient clinics are at Trafford General Hospital and Altrincham Hospital.


All of our consultants work in acute medicine and elderly care. Their areas of special interest are below.

If you have any concerns about coming into hospital or questions about your appointment or treatment you can contact the PALS team on 0161 746 2019 (Please check the number)

Dr Dhirendra Allen
Special interests: Orthogeriatrics, General geriatric care. Also participates in acute unselected on-call

Dr Jay Chillala
Special interests: Falls, Osteoporosis, Diabetes in the elderly

Dr Simon Musgrave
Special interests: Stroke, TIA, Intermediate care

Dr Martin Yates
Special Interest: Delirium/Dementia, General Geriatrics

Dr Denise Stevens
Associate Specialist. Special Interest: Stroke medicine


Referrals to the department can be made via your GP. Please advise your GP if you wish to be referred to us.

If a person is already an inpatient, their next of kin should speak to the secretaries in order to make an appointment to see the consultant. Usually we would ask you to speak to one of the staff nurses, ward sister or one of the doctors in the ward first.