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About us

The Elderly and Intermediate care service in Bradford strives to provide safe, high quality care to the older population in the area, and is a leader in the development of safe alternatives to acute care, including the Virtual Ward.


The department is responsible for the following services:

Elderly care wards

A consultant led service for people over the age of 77 (or sometimes those over 65 from care facilities, depending on clinical need), who are acutely unwell. Patients are usually admitted via Accident and Emergency or by their GP.

  • ward 3 - admissions and assessment: Patients are usually admitted to this ward for assessment, before being either discharged (with support if necessary from the Virtual Ward), or moved to a ward equipped for a longer spell of care.
  • ward 29 - acute care of the elderly: patients are moved to these wards if they need a longer period of acute consultant-led care.
  • ward 30 - acute admissions Unit for neck of femur and acute elderly care.
  • ward F5 - elderly care.

Intermediate care wards

These wards are for patients of any age (but usually older people) either following an acute hospital stay, or to try to avoid an acute hospital stay, focusing on rehabilitation and restoring functional abilities. Medical input is also sought from consultants and GPs thanks to multi-disciplinary team working. Intermediate care wards can be found at:

  • Eccleshill Community Hospital
  • Westbourne Green Community Hospital
  • Westwood Park Community Hospital
  • Ward F3 @ St Luke's Community Hospital

Virtual Ward

The Virtual ward has been established as an enabling multidisciplinary team to support older people at home. It has largely been a step-down model with a 'discharge to assess' mentality linked to our older people assessment unit. Moving forward, we are hoping to embed a comprehensive geriatric assessment of all patients, with a view to preventing admissions from primary care.

The team

The department is staffed by a large number of staff including many consultants, doctors, nurses, matrons, service manager and other staff.

Contact us


01274 365800

Appointments (falls)

01274 365594/365724

Appointments (gastro-intestinal)

01274 365152

Appointments (syncope)

01274 365594

Appointments (TIA)

01274 365184


Please view a location for further information, including opening and visiting times.

Eccleshill Community Hospital Ward 3 Ward 29 Ward 30 Ward F3 Westbourne Green Community Hospital Westwood Park Community Hospital