Department of Health

Older people are at risk of experiencing functional decline as early as their second day in hospital. There are simple strategies that they and their families can implement to prevent this occurring.

The Get well soon audio visual material and the supporting information sheets, which can be accessed through more information, explains some things they can do to remain well while they are in hospital.

In The patient experience videos older people and their families share their personal stories about the impact of being in hospital. They encourage clinicians to listen to them and to work in partnership with them to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Reviewed 14 November 2023


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