Did you know?

Older people can be at risk of developing extra health problems in hospital. This can mean you don’t get better as quickly, or even get back to how you were before.

The best way to try to avoid this is by:

  • keeping as much of your normal routine as you can while in hospital
  • getting out of bed and moving around whenever possible
  • eating and drinking as much as usual.
Find out more about how you can use simple evidence-based strategies in hospital to help you get well soon.

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Older people in hospital

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