Care of the elderly (geriatric medicine)
Growing older and the loss of strength, fitness or mobility aren’t necessarily related. Should you or a relative fall ill at a more mature age complications can sometimes present themselves. At Parkside Hospital, we have expert Physicians who specialise in healthcare for older people and the elderly. We also diagnose, treat and lessen the effect of Parkinson’s Disease, memory loss, trips and falls and Dementia.
Electromyography (EMG) is the study of electrical activity within the muscles. Testing can identify Epilepsy, muscle and nerve problems, and other general neurological conditions. Read more about EMG studies at Parkside Hospital.
Incontinence is most widely assumed to be urinary, yet faecal incontinence is common in both men and women and can be effectively treated without the need for surgery. We perform holistic, therapeutic treatments to improve muscle function, and can also give you medication and counselling if it’s needed.
High Dependency Unit
The High Dependency Unit (HDU) at Parkside Hospital offers four beds for dedicated level two care. If you need more personal care, but are well enough not to attend an emergency unit, you may benefit from the High Dependency Unit’s support. Click here to read more about our High Dependency Unit.
Parkside Hospital at Putney
Our central Putney clinic is close to public transport and has four consulting rooms. Medical treatments, minor surgery and ultrasound scans are all provided. Click here for more details about our Putney clinic.
Pathology is the in-depth study and diagnosis of bodily diseases, including in the blood, organs and skin. Our Pathology Department is accredited by United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) and is led by a Consultant Pathologist. To view the services provided by our Pathology Department, please click here.
Dispensing services and private prescriptions are available on site, making it more convenient for you to collect any medicines your Consultant prescribes. Click here to read more about the pharmacy services we provide.
As a different branch of medicine to Chiropody, Podiatry focuses on the function of the foot and the way you walk. We diagnose and treat flat feet, fallen arches, heel pain and walking problems, complications from Arthritis and Diabetes, and a number of other conditions. The specialist Podiatrist Team at our Outpatient Department is supported by Radiologists, Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rheumatologists and Physiotherapists.
A Consultant may visit you on the ward after your operation, to talk through Physiotherapy and following treatments. Where appropriate, we also consult at Physiotherapy outpatient clinics. For more information on post-operative treatments at Parkside Hospital, click here.
Before you have elective surgery, you’ll be invited to a private Physiotherapy appointment by one of the Consultants at Parkside. We’ll talk through your post-op goals and advise you on the most suitable treatments for rehabilitation. Find out more about our assessments.
Private GP Services
For more convenience in your day, you can book an evening appointment for Private GP Services at Parkside Hospital. It may be that you’re too busy to make an appointment during typical working hours, or you might have other difficulties in seeing an NHS GP. Click here to find out more.
Psychiatry is concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental health conditions.
Medical legislation means that any decontaminated instruments reused in surgeries and clinics must be traced back to specific cleaning cycles and processes. Our on-site Sterile Services Department runs to the highest professional standards for the cleaning of medical instruments. Click here for further information about our Sterile Services Department.
Our dietetic service is led by resident dietitian Michelle Bremang with support from her colleague Christina Merryfield. Our dietitians work closely with a range of Consultants as well as the wider multidisciplinary team to help improve the recovery process, clinical symptoms and nutritional status of both inpatients and outpatients. Please click here to find out more.