Medical day Unit

(formerly known as Pendre day Unit), Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend

We provide assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for adults who have suffered falls and /or fractures, and frail older people living in the community in a day unit setting.

You may have been referred because of a number of reasons that include:

Our falls service is growing and we presently provide evidence based rehabilitation and preventative strategies for those who have fallen or at risk of falling.

We run exercise classes that work on individual, strength, stamina and balance to hopefully improve and prevent further falls.

The Medical Day Unit hosts a number of clinics/services hosts that include:

Who can refer to the service?

Falls & Mobility
For our frailty, falls & mobility assessments, the referrer can be any health care professional using the appropriate referral form.

Medical monitoring to include treatments and/or Investigation & Medication review/titration
For our medical monitoring, treatment, medication review or investigative procedure the referrer can only be a medic within secondary care.

The referrer has to take responsibility for the patient’s care whilst in the department.

GP’s cannot directly refer to this service.

Referral criteria/Exclusion criteria

Patients need to have the ability to self medicate and bring their medications with them.
Patients must have the ability to give consent.
Patients must be able to have an understanding for the purpose of their day hospital attendance.

Who will they be seen by?

The team consists of nurses, doctors, physiotherapists, occupational therapists with referrals as required to dieticians, speech and language therapists, community services, general practitioners and other specialist services.

We work closely with social services and the voluntary sector.

What can people expect from the service?

Our job is to help people who have an illness, injury or disability who require:

AND/OR

Contact details

Medical Day Unit (formerly Pendre Day Unit)
Zone J
Princess of Wales Hospital
Bridgend
CF31 1RQ

Telephone: 01656 75 2746/2080
Fax: 01656 754003

Referral form >

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