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The OPAL (Older People’s Assessment and Liaison) Team

The OPAL (Older People’s Assessment and Liaison) Team


Outcomes here are generally better than elsewhere’ – is the feedback we received following our CQC inspection in December 2014.

Excellent services within our hospitals following the inspection, included:

  • Specialist palliative care team, chaplaincy and bereavement serviceM
  • Dedicated acute pain team
  • The Abbey Birth Centre
  • Older People’s Assessment and Liaison team – specifically helping to reduce the rates of readmission in patients over 85
  • Early Supported Discharge Team in Orthopaedics
  • Specialist diabetes services provided on our children’s ward
  • Electronic patient record designed for us in the Intensive Care Unit