A look at frailty from the perspective of a consultant in geriatric medicine. Following on from the previous episode where we explored frailty in the community setting, Dr Helen McKee shares her experience and insights into caring for frail patients in an acute hospital.
Helen outlines why hospital admission can sometimes be harmful for frail patients and outlines some novel approaches in their care.
We talk about the benefits of discussing care preferences for patients with severe frailty and how this is particularly relevant when approaching the end of life.
Link to the Lanarkshire "Hospital at Home" service: