Geriatric Medicine

Learn about triage criteria, referral processes and average wait times

Geriatric Medicine

Urgent
Triage criteria (not all inclusive)
  • Rapid functional decline
  • Pre-op cognitive assessment
  • Rapid cognitive decline
Referral process
1) MARK URGENT and FAX Geriatric Medicine Ambulatory Care Referral Form
OR
2) PHONE 902-473-2220 “Geriatrician on call”
Non-Urgent
Triage criteria (not all inclusive)
  • Frail elderly with multiple problems
  • Memory disorders
  • Frail elderly with multiple medications
  • Falls

Referral process
FAX Geriatric Medicine Ambulatory Care Referral Form

Average wait time

Triage category Standard wait time Average wait time*
Urgent 14 days 16.6 days
Non-Urgent 56 days 141.8 days
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#N/A - shown if less than six encounters
* Posted October 30, 2020

 

 

Geriatric Day Program

Urgent Assessment
Triage criteria
  • Serious functional, mobility, cognitive or health issues that require timely attention

Referral process
FAX GDP and Falls Clinic Referral Form

Semi-Urgent Assessment FAX GDP and Falls Clinic Referral Form
Non-Urgent Assessment FAX GDP and Falls Clinic Referral Form

 

Average wait time

Triage category Standard wait time Average wait time*
Urgent 14 days No data
Semi-Urgent 56 days 61.5 days
Non-Urgent 84 days 141.8 days
View as a chart [PDF - 20 kB]

#N/A - shown if less than six encounters
* Posted October 30, 2020


 

Palliative and Therapeutic Harmonization (PATH) Clinic

Triage criteria and referral process

Urgent
Criteria (not all inclusive)
  • Pre-operative decisions that need to be made on a timely basis for urgent medical decision making with severe decline in health status
Process
FAX OR MAIL
Palliative and Therapeutic Harmonization (PATH) Clinic Referral Form
Semi-Urgent FAX OR MAIL
Palliative and Therapeutic Harmonization (PATH) Clinic Referral Form
Non-Urgent FAX OR MAIL
Palliative and Therapeutic Harmonization (PATH) Clinic Referral Form

 

Average wait time

Triage category Standard wait time Average wait time*
Urgent 14 days #N/A
Semi-Urgent 21 days 27.3 days
Non-Urgent 42 days 87.1 days
View as a chart [PDF - 20 kB]

#N/A - shown if less than six encounters
* Posted October 30, 2020


 

Contact information and forms

Fax 902-473-7133
Mailing address 5955 Veterans’ Memorial Lane
1st Floor Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building
Halifax, NS B3H 2E1
Geriatricians

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Referral forms

 

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