RAG rating
Document type
Clinical pathways
Hertfordshire and West Essex ICB
Output type
Clinical Pathways
Acute Urgent/Emergency Frailty Pathway

Frailty | Acute, Urgent and Emergency

Acute Urgent/Emergency Frailty Pathway

If at all possible avoid hospital admission as ten days in a hosptial bed leads to ten years worth of loss of muscle mass in patients over 80 years old

  • Follow any care plans in place.  Respect advanced decisions
  • Consider frailty hotline advice
  • Consider referring to frailty clinic (to be seen within 24-48 hrs)
  • Consider referring to community services / integrated hub / care coordination center, and use of virtual hospital. 
  • If not possible to manage in the community ensure that receiving hospital is given adequate information about patient's frailty status and care plan/ advanced decisions