Service changes and visiting during the COVID-19 pandemic
During this COVID-19 pandemic there may be changes in the way some of our services work. Contact the service directly to check how services are being delivered and follow their advice.
Some of our services now offer video consultations. You should speak to your clinician if this is something you would like them to consider. You can find out more about video consultation here.
Contact the ward you wish to visit in advance for guidance and instructions for a safe visit.
You can read some general NHS guidance on visiting healthcare inpatient settings.pdf [pdf] 89KB
If you need help in a mental health crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic outside office hours please contact our crisis team: Help in a crisis
For other medical advice and support contact your GP or visit NHS 111
Only visit your local Emergency Department for serious life-threatening conditions that need immediate medical attention including persistent severe chest pain, loss of consciousness, acute confused state, severe breathlessness, severe blood loss, serious burns or suspected stroke.
Our ward is a 20 bed mental health assessment ward for people over the age of 65.
This ward is for people with illnesses such as depression, anxiety and psychosis.
Visitor parking is available on site. Some spaces have been designated for use by blue badge holders only.
Accessing our service
Referrals are accepted from all community mental health teams working in the ward catchment area.
Service information leaflets are below for your information:
Find out more about more about Cherry Ward by reading our Cherry Ward, Highbury Hospital [pdf] 588KB
Service opening hours
Our service is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Information for health professionals
How to refer someone to this service
We only accept referrals from Community Mental Health Teams, Intensive Recovery Intervention Service and Rapid Response Liaison Psychiatry/Department of Psychological Medicine via telephone.
Dr Nisha Mokashi
Service commissioned by
County Clinical Commissioning Groups