There are 8 in-patient wards for older people's mental health spread across three sites: University Hospital Llandough, the Iorwerth Jones Centre and Barry Hospital. Some of these wards are Acute Assessment Wards specialising in short-term care whilst the others are Extended Assessment Wards delivering longer periods of care.
Mental Health Services for Older People has 5 Acute Assessment Wards all based in Llandough Hospital. They offer 8-12 week in-patient assessment and treatment for people with acute mental health needs who cannot be supported in the community due to the severity of their behavioural and psychiatric symptoms. Admissions are prioritised for those in greatest assessed need by a bed management process.
Supported discharge to appropriate placements with follow-up is another key aim of in-patient services.
Referrals and admissions are made via CMHTs for older people or Crisis Services.
Llandough Hospital, Penlan Road, Penarth CF64 2XX.
Contacts for the individual wards are as follows:
Ward East 10 (Male Dementia), Llandough Hospital
Tel: 029 2071 5845
Ward East 12 (Female Dementia), Llandough Hospital
Tel: 029 2071 5848
Ward East 14 (Male), Llandough Hospital
Tel: 029 2071 5855
Ward East 16 (Female), Llandough Hospital
Tel: 029 2071 5859
Ward East 18 (Mixed Dementia), Llandough Hospital
Tel: 029 2071 5865
Mental Health Services for Older People has 3 Extended Assessment Wards based in the Iorwerth Jones Centre (Cardiff) and Barry Hospital (the Vale).
Patients assessed in acute wards as meeting “Continuing Health Care” eligibility for their mental health needs can access extended assessment in these extended psychiatric assessment wards. All patients in Extended Assessment Wards are subject to 6-monthly reviews and will move on to appropriate placements if their needs change to the extent that they no longer meet "Continuing Health Care" eligibility.
Referrals usually made from the Acute Assessment Wards in Llandough Hospital.
Iorwerth Jones Centre, Trenchard Drive, Llanishen, Cardiff, CF14 5LJ
Coed Y Felin Ward
Tel: 029 2074 5741
Coed Y Nant Ward
Tel: 029 2074 5279
St Barrucs Ward, Barry Hospital, Colcot Road, Barry CF62 8YH
Tel: 01446 704 003