Avon ward is an intensive care unit and provides 16 male beds for patients who need more complex care.

Contact details

Dennis Scott Unit, Edgware Community Hospital, Burnt Oak Broadway, Edgware, HA8 0AD

Tel: 020 8732 6502

Fax: 020 8732 6384

Manager: Ward Manager, Claire Walsh

Consultant Psychiatrist: Dr Meena Naguib

Who we are

This team is made up of Doctors, Community Psychiatric Nurses, Social Workers (Approved Social Workers), Psychologists, Occupational Therapists.

What we offer

Avon ward is an intensive care unit and provides 16 male beds for patients who need more complex care.  Avon ward provides PICU (Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit) facilities for any patients in Barnet, Enfield and Haringey.

Who is the service for

Patients whose behaviour may be too challenging for an acute ward. Service users on Avon will move back to the acute wards as their mental health improves.

What are the next stages to recovery

When an inpatient no longer requires PICU they will be transferred back to acute wards.  Staff will then work with patients to facilitate discharge at the earliest opportunity. Home treatment teams will provide additional support to patients after discharge, alongside the care coordinator.

How you can access our service

All in patient wards and judicial system can refer to PICU.

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