Elderly Mentally Ill Services
Elderly mentally ill services (EMI), are for people over 65 years of age and currently consist of:
Psychiatric Day Hospital, Ward 38, RAH, incorporating a memory clinic
Contact Manager at 0141 314 7362
Ward 37 RAH, a 20 bedded, mixed, assessment treatment ward for people with Organic illness
Contact Manager at 0141 314 4037
Ward 39, RAH, a 20 bedded, mixed, assessment treatment ward for people with a functional illness
Contact Manager at 0141 314 7039
Ward 1 Dykebar, a 24 bedded, female non acute care ward for people with enduring mental illness
Contact Manager on 0141 314 4101
Ward 5 Dykebar, a 24 bedded, male, non acute ward for people with enduring mental illness
Contact Manager on 0141 314 4105
There are four Consultant Psychiatrists, based at ward 38 of RAH and hold their out patient clinic’s at that location. Dr Rob Gray is the lead clinician, and can be contacted via his secretary on 0141 314 7286.
The Lead Nurse for EMI is Alistair Barclay and can be contacted on 0141 314 4075.
Referrals to EMI are generally made to a single point of access, from GP’s, social and health care workers.
There is an allocations meeting held weekly and referrals can be signposted to the following:
Out patient clinic
Older adults Community Health Team
Domiciliary visit by Consultant Psychiatrist.
Admission into ward areas is usually, on a more urgent basis and usually referred, via a Consultant Psychiatrist.
Following admission to either ward 37, with an Organic illness or ward 39, with a functional illness, all patients are assessed using, single shared assessment, activities of daily living, mini mental state and various nutritional, physiotherapy and occupational therapy assessments, in terms of physical ability and mental processes. Following this, treatment may be initiated and monitored. An assessment of future care needs will also take place, and thus future discharge may be:
Back home with community package
A community placement with package
A care home placement
Non acute care within Dykebar Hospital
Non acute care within Leverndale Hospital.
Patients who are unable to go home and require non acute care, will be transferred to Dykebar hospital. In cases of East Renfrewshire patients they will transfer to Leverndale for non acute cases. The reasons for admission to Dykebar may be due to some sort of challenging behaviour or complex needs, which will require specialist interventions. As the illness progresses and the challenging behaviour diminishes, the patient may be reassessed to ensure that they are cared for in the most appropriate environment.
Key Functions of the service are:
To assess, patients, both mentally and physically
To initiate and monitor a treatment programme
To assist/support, patient to function fully in community with proper support
To provide non acute care to those, who cannot be cared for in the community
Carer advice, education and support.