Dr Teresa Quigley has taken up her new position of the Early Intervention Older Person’s Assessment and Liaison Team (OPAL) SRO. Teresa is a consultant geriatrician and UHB cross-site OPAL lead. Teresa was the clinical lead for the OPAL pilot at Solihull hospital in 2017 and for the team writing the business case for Solihull which resulted in substantive funding being awarded for the Solihull service. Teresa replaces Dr Zoe Wyrko who left the post last month.
Teresa set up and led the successful OPAL service at Solihull until June 2020. As part of Covid changes at the Solihull site she was assigned to Good Hope Hospital, where she has transformed the OPAL service to provide a consistent and proactive service in line with the agreed OPAL model.