Our group does various age related clinical research (on dementia care, falls and mobility, chronic wound care, venous leg ulcers, geriatric rehabilitation) and also quality assurances projects.
The Aged Care Department at Western Health provides a wide variety of inpatient services (both acute and subacute) and outpatient services, including community assessments through the Aged Care Assessment Service (ACAS) clinics. The department also offers a variety of inpatient, consultative and outpatient services to Werribee Mercy Hospital.
Our objective is to achieve excellence in the continuum of aged care in the western suburbs of Melbourne by working with, and for, the frail and elderly. We aim to promote healthy, active, productive and successful ageing through teaching and research in geriatric medicine.
Being one of the largest aged care and subacute services in Australia provide us the opportunity to be at the fore front of clinical research in collaboration with AIMSS and other institutions.
A/Prof Kris Ghosh
A/Prof Kris Ghosh is Clinical Service Director of Division of Subacute and Aged Care services at Western Health, Melbourne since January 2016 and also currently Acting Head of Unit for the Department of Geriatric Medicine. He is also Honorary Associate Professor with Melbourne University. Prior to his arrival in Melbourne, he held roles of Clinical Director in the department of Medicine for Older People and Stroke Medicine at South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust (SWFT) and Honorary Associate Clinical Professor at Warwick Medical School, Warwick University. In England, he worked as Stroke Specialist and Consultant Physician in Geriatrics and General Medicine at University Hospital, Coventry and SWFT respectively.
A/Prof Ghosh qualified from Calcutta Medical College and Hospital, one of India’s foremost teaching medical institutes. Then he went to Ireland and England and obtained post graduate degrees in Medicine from Royal College of Physicians, Diabetes from Warwick and Leicester University and was trained as a Specialist Registrar in General Medicine, Geriatric and Stroke Medicine with West Midlands deanery. Previously he worked as a Registrar in Renal and Transplant Medicine in a National Centre in Dublin. A/Prof Ghosh received further training for advanced Gerontology from European Academy of Medicine for Ageing at IUKB, Switzerland and for Parkinson’s disease from Parkinson’s disease Academy at UK.
His expertise spans the areas of Geriatric Medicine, Stroke, General Medicine, Parkinson’s disease and Diabetes in older people. His interests include safety and quality in Medicine for older people, Service innovation, system redesign and professional governance support for Medical, Nursing and Allied health staff and Clinical Governance team for Safe and Best care of patients.
He is passionate about getting services to work together to respond to the individual needs and priorities of older people for their health and care.