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.
Dennis Scott Unit
Edgware Community Hospital
Burnt Oak Broadway
Tel: 020 8702 4157 / 020 8702 4153
Ward Manager: Claire Walsh
Consultant: Dr Cenko
4pm-8pm, Monday to Friday
10am-8pm, weekends and Bank Holidays
Please note: visiting times are currently restricted due to COVID-19. Please contact the ward if you would like to visit.
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 support healthy lives and healthy communities through the provision of excellent integrated mental and community healthcare.
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 or 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.
- Summary: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.
- Bi-polar Disorder
- Personality Disorder
- Psychotic Depression
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- Service category:Mental Health Services