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Welsh Neuropsychiatry Service

The Welsh Neuropsychiatry Service at Whitchurch Hospital, consists of:-

  • In-patient services thirteen beds
  • Day Assessment services
  • Community Services 100 plus
  • Out-patients including Complex Epilepsy Clinic
  • Vocational Rehabilitation (STAR Project) Based Cardiff and Swansea

The client group, aged between seventeen and sixty-five years of age, consists of people with acquired brain damage with associated psychiatric disorders with or without challenging behaviours. The service is available to population of Wales.

Staffing

The Unit contains the following staff:-

  • Medical staff
  • Specialist nurses, both ward, day hospital and community based
  • Specialist Occupational Therapist
  • Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
  • Consultant Clinical Psychologist
  • Senior Psychiatric Social Worker
  • Physiotherapist

Referrals

Sources of referrals to the multi-disciplinary team are:

  • General Practitioners
  • Rookwood Hospital
  • General Hospitals
  • Mental Health Services both hospital & Community
  • Social Services
  • Forensic Services
  • Learning Difficulties Services both hospital & community
  • Neurosciences Directorates, e.g. University Hospital of Wales
  • Epilepsy Services
  • Legal Profession, e.g. solicitors acting for RTA victims etc.
  • HM Prisons
  • Employment Service

Contact

Gwen Phillips (Clinical Director) / Phill Selby (Clinical Nurse Leader)

Welsh Neuropsychiatry Service, Whitchurch Hospital , Whitchurch

Tel:  029 2033 6551

Fax: 029 2062 1273

E-mail

Sue.Dickson-Davies@CardiffandVale.wales.nhs.uk

Pat.Loutan@CardiffandVale.wales.nhs.uk


 

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