Thames ward

We provide inpatient care to people who have been diagnosed as having acute and/or enduring mental health problems who cannot be cared for at home or in the community.

Contact details

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

Tel: 020 8702 4157

Out of hours tel: 020 8702 4157

Visiting Hours:

Monday to Friday: 4-8pm
Weekends & Bank Holidays: 11am-8pm

(Other visiting times can be arranged with prior agreement from nursing staff).

 

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Who we are

We work with patients who are admitted informally onto the ward, or who are detained under the mental health Act . The team is made up of doctors, nurses, psychologists, occupational therapists and drama therapists.

What we offer

The team on Thames Ward provide care, support and treatment in an inpatient setting, to people in an acute phase of mental health needs. We will support and treat people until they are well enough to be discharged from hospital and where necessary, receive care in their homes or in a community setting.

Our Vision is to help people to LIVE, LOVE, and DO as part of the trusts ‘Enablement’ strategy. We will treat you with care and compassion to support your recovery.

Who is the service for

This Service is provided for working age adults aged (generally) between 18 - 65 years, with discretion on people over this age being admitted depending on their individual circumstances who need admission to hospital for assessment and treatment for their illness. People are admitted to this service for assessment and will usually have been diagnosed as having acute and/or enduring mental health problems who cannot be cared for at home or in the community.

What are the next stages to recovery

When an patients are ready for discharge this will often be supported by the home treatment team for a period providing additional support whilst working alongside the care coordinator, carers and other stakeholders.

How you can access our service

External referrers (GPs, A&E Doctors, Police Doctors and Service Users/Carers) can make a referral via the Barnet Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team. Care co-coordinators or other internal teams can also refer direct to the home treatment team who then manage all hospital admissions. All referrals will be over seen by Barnet Crisis resolution and Home Treatment Team.