The Elderly Assessment Team is a specialist multi-disciplinary team dedicated to supporting and strengthening services throughout the trust. The key principles behind the introduction of the Elderly Assessment Team are to ensure older people have access to the specialist skills and experience of a Geriatrician and a multi disciplinary team. Early multi disciplinary assessment involves early identification of problems and initiation of treatment in response to a crisis to quickly restore health, independence and well-being. Timely interventions and signposting to required services, not only improve outcomes for older people, reducing the risk of delirium, prevention of long term decline in function but also reduces length of hospital stay which aims to restore quality of life by people receiving appropriate care in their own environment. The Elderly Assessment Team provides an advocacy service for patients to ensure that they are at the centre of decisions relating to their care, treatment and discharge arrangements. Providing clarity in these circumstances ensures that the correct decisions are taken at the right time and consequently reduces length of stay.