Our frailty team provides an in-reach service to the Emergency  Assessment Unit and Emergency Departments to make sure our patients get the right care, in the right place, at the right time.

The team aims to provide comprehensive geriatric assessments (CGA) to frail patients admitted to our hospitals.

CGA is the gold standard for the management of frailty in older people and involves a holistic assessment carried out by a number of specialists of many disciplines in older people’s health and has been proven to improve patient outcomes.

Meet the Team

Our Sunderland frailty team work closely with the interface (therapy) team.

They are available at Sunderland Royal Hospital's Emergency Admissions Unit and Emergency Department 8am- 8pm seven days a week.

  • Clinical Lead: Deborah Mayne
  • Matron: Carole Gibson


Our South Tyneside frailty team are available at South Tyneside District Hospital's Emergency Admissions Unit between 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday.

  • Clinical Lead: Rebecca Wright
  • Matron: Chris Cairns

Divisional Director - Angela Wadmore

Clinical Director - Dr Richard Telford

Directorate Manager - Bev Wilkinson