London Road Community Hospital - Wards 1 and 2

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On the London Road Community Hospital site we currently offer one inpatient ward, Ward 1. This is an 18-bedded assessment and treatment ward for people over the age of 65 with functional mental health problems, such as depression, schizophrenia, mood disorders or anxiety. Ward 1 is a mixed sex ward with gender-specific sleeping areas with a mix of single and twin rooms which all have en-suite facilities.

Discharge planning always begins from admission and robust CPA guidelines are followed. The ward team aims to work in partnership with statutory and voluntary agencies to achieve best practice.

Every patient receives an holistic person-centred assessment by a multi-disciplinary team. All care plans are person-centred and involve the individual where possible, and all care plans are reviewed on a twice-weekly basis. All of our patients on the ward receive a twice-weekly review by the consultant at the multi-disciplinary team meeting.

Referral criteria

  • Adults over the age of 65 presenting with functional mental illness or others assessed as needing the service

  • Patients who have been seen and assessed by a doctor or community mental health team as needing to be admitted to hospital

  • Reasons for admission need to be predominantly mental health and it is aimed for all patients to have been screened prior to admission for common medical problems by their GP.

On 16 January 2017 Ward 2 at LRCH temporarily closed to admissions as a result of reduced admissions. The Trust is seeking to provide a positive alternative to hospital admission for older adults with functional mental health needs.


London Road Inpatient Guide

Healthwatch Derby: Enter & View Report - October 2014 

  • Part of the Healthwatch Derby programme is to carry out Enter and View visits, under the Health and Social Care Act 2012. Healthwatch Derby authorised representatives carry out visits to health and social care services to see how services are being run and make recommendations where there are areas for improvement.


Ward 1
London Road Community Hospital
London Road

Ward 1 tel: 01332 258041

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