Face masks and social distancing: Due to the rising prevalence of COVID-19 in our communities, we strongly encourage healthcare staff and visitors to wear a face covering in all of our settings, particularly in clinical areas and those with high footfall. Please exercise a common-sense approach and personal responsibility to help us reduce the impact of COVID-19 on our patients, workforce and services. In addition to wearing a face covering, it is important to continue to maintain social distancing where possible. Thank you for your continued support and co-operation at this time. We continue to regularly review our advice based on prevalence in our communities and our hospitals.
Day hospitals are generally outpatient clinics offering care and treatment for a range of mental health problems and support our patients to maintain independence.
We run day hospitals for people with reduced mental performance because of diseases such as dementia or have had a brain injury or illness, often referred by doctors as an organic mental disorder. We also have day hospitals for those who have more psychological issues such as depression, schizophrenia, mood disorders and anxiety. You may hear us calling it functional mental illness from time-to-time.
If it’s support needed to keep on top of day-to-day tasks, or keeping up-to-date with medication, our specialist staff have the expertise to help patients maintain the skills to live at home and prevent a hospital admission or care placement.