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Geriatric Rapid Aged Care Evaluation (GRACE) - Hornsby Ku-Ring-Gai Hospital

Level 3,

Old Leighton Lodge

Hornsby Ku-ring-gai hospital

Derby Road

Hornsby

2077

Geriatric Rapid Aged Care Evaluation (GRACE) - Hornsby Ku-Ring-Gai Hospital

Contact us

Phone: 02 9485 6552

Fax: 02 9477 9163

Email: [email protected]au

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 8:00 to 16:30

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 What we do

We provide home based treatment and assessment for a range of conditions common in older people who are living in their own home or in a residential aged care faciility (RACF).

 What to bring

 When to visit us

  • Residents aged 70 years old or older unless they have geriatric syndrome
  • Residents within Hornsby Ku-Ring-Gai Hospital catchment area
  • Resident has a Medicare card number

 How to visit us

Turn onto Palmerston Road from Edgeworth David Avenue. The Emergency entrance is just after the Burdett Street Intersection on the right. The Multi-storey carpark is further along after the Northcott Road junction.

Transdev bus 575 travels to Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital from Hornsby and Turramurra railway stations. This picks up and sets down at the front of the Hospital on Palmerston Road. There are no buses to the Hospital from Waitara Station.

The closest railway stations are Hornsby and Waitara. Hornsby is accessible via both the main Northern Line and the North Shore Line. Waitara is on the North Shore Line. Transdev bus service #575 travels to Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital from these stations.

From Hornsby Station – The distance to the Hospital is approximately 1.8km. If you wish to walk please note there are a number of hills. Exit the station on the George Street side via the pedestrian overpass.
From Waitara Station – The distance to the Hospital is approximately 1.5km. Exit the station on the Alexandria Avenue side. This walk is reasonably flat.

Hornsby Hospital has a multi-storey car park that offers 500 spaces and is located at Gate 2 (Palmerston Road). This carpark provides access for all areas across the campus.

Parking fees apply across the whole hospital in accordance with the NSW Health's hospital car parking fees policy and can be accessed here. Concessional rates apply to those who are eligible.

Disabled parking spaces are available in the multi-storey car park and also on Lowe and Palmerston Roads, though street parking availability is very limited. Your valid disabled parking permit must be displayed in your car at all times. Please do not park in restricted parking areas; you could be blocking access to emergency services.

 Referral information

Referral Type:

  • Self referral
  • GP referral
  • Nursing referral
  • Allied Health referral
  • Medical referral

 

The service is not about improving flow in the Emergency department or facilitating discharge from the acute/sub-acute wards.


The purpose of the service is to:

  • Avoid admissions/re-presentations to  hospital with timely follow-up in  RACFs
  • Patients with conditions that are at risk of deteriorating and wound require a hospital admission (e.g. BPSD, falls with soft tissue injuries, cellulitis, chest conditions, acutely deteriorating wounds, chronic and complex indwelling catheters).
  • Conditions where rapid specialist review will help prevent an ED presentation


A GP referral is required for GRACE geriatrician input, excluding urgent referrals where GP verbal consent is still required. Please include patient's medical history, current medication list, reason of referral, recent blood test, current and/or previous x-rays/scans/results.

The referral must be addressed to one of the GRACE geriatricians Dr Chopra or Dr Baskaran.

 Other information

Can transport be organised for people to attend?

The GRACE team are mobile and perform home visits, hence patients can remain in their own home.

 

Is there a cost to patients to attend the clinic?

No

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