The Hampshire Hospitals' Frailty Team provides an inpatient service for people living with Frailty. We see frail individuals within The Emergency Department, Acute Assessment Unit, and general wards across the Hospital.

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Frailty is a condition that describes a decline in a person’s state of health related to the ageing process. While many older people are living well, an older person living with frailty may lack the reserves to cope with even minor changes in their physical or mental health and wellbeing.  A person’s level of frailty can fluctuate, and people do not identify themselves as frail. Small events such as a change in environment or an infection may present a challenge to the frail older people from which they may or may not recover to their previous function. This group of patients are at high risk of admission to hospital, so we are likely to see them on any of our adult wards in both Medicine and Surgery.

We are a team of specialist clinicians who bring a wealth of experience, working in both in the hospital and community setting, with a keen interest and extensive knowledge in the care of the older person living with frailty.

Our aims

  • To support and provide specialist input for frail, older and more vulnerable individuals during their hospital stay.
  • To work together with individuals and their families/carers to create a holistic, person centred care plan that reflects the wishes of the individual.
  • Advocate for our patients.
  • Prevent unnecessary or prolonged stays in hospital.
  • Ensure a smooth transition from hospital to home by providing appropriate support on discharge.

We as a team come from a variety of professions such as:

  • Physiotherapist
  • Occupational
  • Therapist
  • Nurses
  • Mental Health Nurses
  • Pharmacist


“Really can’t put into words how much we appreciate everything you did. Without your help and support I really don’t know what would have happened to my Dad. Dads stay at hospital was an extremely difficult time for all of us, we felt lost and frustrated, you helped us through keeping Dads best interests at heart the whole time. Thank you too for putting together the support package for Dads return home. We will never forget your kindness and we will never be able to thank you enough.”



“This is a wonderful innovation and my congratulations and thanks go to the team and the hospital management - hopefully your example on how to help people with dementia (and their carers) when they need to go to hospital can be replicated across the country (and globe!).”


“Was great, nice to know someone is routing for you.”

We would love to hear about your experience, feedback, or care under our frailty service.

We love to learn what we are doing great at or what we can do to further better our service to our old and frail individuals.

Please clink on the Link “Friends & Family survey”.

Please follow these steps to open our survey once you have click on the link:


2.location that you received our service (Basingstoke or Winchester)

3.Acute Frailty Unit.


Bring Joy and comfort to those in need.

Are you looking for a rewarding opportunity to help our older population? Join our Frailty volunteers and make a difference in the lives of elderly frail individuals. Your presence can bring Joy, comfort, and companionship during their journey in our hospital.

If you are interested in volunteering with the Frailty Team, please click here”.