Elderly care to move across the city

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A HOSPITAL ward for elderly patients is moving across the city – to ensure care is provided in ‘the most appropriate place for their needs’, according to health chiefs.

The ward at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital is moving to the Northern General, taking over space which had been used as a temporary ‘winter ward’.

Staff working at the Hallamshire will be offered the opportunity to work on other wards there if they don’t want to transfer.

Chief nurse Hilary Chapman said: “Much of the care for these patients is now provided at the Northern General.

“We are talking to staff to explain why it is important we locate the beds where they are most needed, and those currently working on the Hallamshire ward will be given the opportunity work on other wards. Our priority is to ensure patients receive the right care, in the right place, at the right time.”