PACMAN in Sydney Local Health District

Dr Sinéad Ní Bhraonáin

In Sydney Local Health District, we recognise that coming to an Emergency Department is challenging. People feel unwell and vulnerable. It is a noisy chaotic environment. As a result of this, we set up a distraction trolley for patients coming into our department to try and improve their patient experience and reduce their distress.

CARED programme Ng Teng Fong General Hospital Singapore

Colin Ong

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital in Singapore has rolled out an initiative which puts in place case management protocols to triage cases involving non-COVID positive seniors at its emergency department, so that the seniors receive timely and targeted intervention without hospital admission.  The hospital initiates right-siting case management protocol at emergency department to save beds while keeping seniors safe.

Geriatric Emergency Medicine at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital

Mark Er and David Madzinga

Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital (HKH) is a major metropolitan hospital located on the northern suburbs of Sydney, NSW, Australia. Our Emergency Department sees roughly 43,000 presentations a year, of which about a quarter of these presentations are in patients aged 65 and over. HKH has over forty residential aged care facilities (RACFs) within its catchment area.

Geriatric Emergency Medicine in Hong Kong

Dr Patrick Leung
Chairperson of GEM Subcommittee
Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine

Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated area in the world. With global aging, 18.2% of the population in 2020 are elderly (age 65 or above). With an average annual growth rate of 2.98%,