Service description

Our mental health services for older people inpatient service operates across two sites, The Evington Centre (Leicester General Hospital site)and the Bennion Centre (Glenfield Hospital site).

The Evington Centre has two single sex wards and caters for patients with organic mental health problems (decreased mental function due to a medical or physical condition).

The Bennion Centre has a female only ward and a mixed sex ward and caters for patients with a functional illness (decreased mental function which is not due to a medical or physical condition).

We work closely with community intensive teams, community mental health teams and outreach services for older people with functional and organic mental health problems. The inpatient multidisciplinary team consists of doctors, nurses, psychologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists. A full assessment of mental and physical health needs will form the basis of a care plan in order to support discharge.



Referral criteria

People of all ages with dementia and adults over the age of 65 with a functional or organic illness where their risk of harm to self or others cannot be safely managed in the community.

Who to contact if you need an interpreter or information about disabled access

Inform a member of staff if an interpreter is required.

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