ECT Clinic - Surrey & NE Hampshire

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Contact Details

Farnham Road Hospital
Farnham Road
Guildford
Surrey
GU2 7LX

Telephone Number: 01483 443558

Opening Times

Tuesday & Friday, 8am - 12pm

Contact Names

Inpatient Service Manager: Pauline Belton

Out of Hours Contact

Trust Crisis Line: 0300 456 83 42
SMS texting for people who are deaf or hard of hearing:07717 989024

Service Description

This facility is provided for patients attending from Surrey and NE Hampshire catchment areas, operating twice weekly on Tuesday and Friday mornings. In the event of a Bank Holiday falling on a Friday ECT will operate on Thursday of the same week. Service provision is for persons from inpatient areas, day care areas or from their own homes as outpatients. Emergency ECT can be provided at Farnham Road Hospital.

For information, please contact the ECT Consultant in Charge, Dr Philip Hall, tel. 07785 244743 or the ECT Nurse Co-ordinator, Pat Broderick, tel. 07990 927836 may be contacted for advice about the referral process.

Areas Covered

Elmbridge , Epsom and Ewell , Guildford , Hart , Mole Valley , Reigate and Banstead , Runnymede , Rushmoor , Spelthorne , Surrey Heath , Tandridge , Waverley , Woking

Referral Process

Each person being referred for ECT will have this done by their responsible clinician (consultant psychiatrist). Service provision is for persons from Inpatient Areas, Day Care Areas or for patients coming from their own homes.

Referral Criteria

ECT is only used to achieve rapid and short-term improvement of severe symptoms after an adequate trial of other treatment options have proven ineffective and/or when the condition is considered to be potentially life-threatening, in individuals with severe depressive illness, catatonia, or a prolonged or severe manic episode.

Waiting Times

Because of the nature of the service waiting times are avoided. Treatment can be given in urgent cases within 24 hours notification.