The Clinical Age Assessment Unit (CAAU) opened in January 1998 in the Regional General Hospital, Dooradoyle, Limerick.
It provides an extra dimension to the existing medical facilities for the older patients (and patients of all ages with certain medical conditions) as part of the Department of Medicine for the Elderly.
The unit is centrally located in the out patient building within easy reach of the entrance, x-ray and other services. Staffing consists of two full time nurses (2 WTE), sister and staff nurse, and is open Monday to Friday. Both have experience in working in acute medical wards and elderly care. It is under the direction of two .