Help in a crisis during Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
During this COVID-19 pandemic there may have to be changes in the way some of our services work. Please contact the service directly to check how services are being delivered and follow their advice.
If you need help in a mental health crisis during Coronavirus pandemic outside office hours please contact our crisis team: Help in a crisis
For other medical advice and support contact your 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 blood loss, serious burns, suspected stroke.
Silver Birch Ward
Silver Birch is a 20 bedded assessment ward. It is available for people aged 65+ with a diagnosis of dementia or challenging behaviour.
The service is also available to anyone over 18 with a mental health condition due to a medical or physical disease (rather than a psychiatric illness).
Accessing our services
Access to the ward is via referral from the community mental health teams.
For more information please see our leaflets:
1pm – 4pm and 6pm – 7:30pm daily.
Information for health professionals
How to refer someone to this service
Referral has to be agreed by a consultant within the Mental Health Service for Older People (MHSOP).
Dr Nisha Mokashi, Consultant Psychiatrist