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Intermediate Care Team - Older Persons Mental Health

Provision of home support for people with complex mental health needs provided seven days a week, from 8am to 10pm

Referral Criteria

Patients of the OPMH service who required intensified levels of support to prevent hospital admission or to facilitate early discharge. Referrals accepted internally from consultants and CMHT’s.

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Phone 0300 123 3923
Fax 023 92 684962
Address Langstone Centre, St James Hospital, Locksway Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO4 8LD
 

Additional Information for Health Professional

Full service description

  • To prevent inappropriate hospital admissions through the provision of intensive home support/treatment for patients who would otherwise be admitted to acute services within 24hours if Intermediate Care services were not available.
  • To support and facilitate early discharge from acute services and reduce inappropriate admissions to care home settings through the provision of intensive home support/treatment.
  • Provide short term interventions, of no more than six weeks, to service users and their carers where the situation cannot be safely held by the CMHTs.
  • To respond to referrals for Intermediate Care services within two hours.
  • To increase number of patients supported within the community and avoid inappropriate hospital admissions.
  • To provide mental health screening assessments for people over 65 years referred to the CRT, who are suspected of having mental health problems, within a primary care setting.
  • To ensure service users with a mental health illness access Community Rehabilitation services for a physical problem, and in doing so supporting equity of access and service.

Referral Criteria

Patients of the OPMH service who required intensified levels of support to prevent hospital admission or to facilitate early discharge. Referrals accepted internally from consultants and CMHT’s.

Clinical Lead Contact Info

Clinical Lead Graeme Matthews
Clinical Lead Title Modern Matron
Clinical Lead Phone 023 92 684912
Clinical Lead Address Older Persons Mental Health Team The Limes St James Hospital Locksway Road Milton Portsmouth Hampshire
Clinical Lead Postcode PO4 8LD
Clinical Lead e-mail graeme.matthews@solent.nhs.uk

Service Manager Contact Info

Service Manager Richard Brown
Service Manager Title Operations Manager
Service Manager Address Orchards St James Hospital Locksway Road Milton Portsmouth Hampshire
Service Manager Postcode PO4 8LD
Service Manager e-mail richard.brown@solent.nhs.uk
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