Contact Details

Farnham Road Hospital,
Farnham Road,
Guildford,
Surrey GU2 7LX,
United Kingdom

Telephone: 01483 443 558

Opening Times

Tuesday & Friday 8am-12pm

Contact Names

Inpatient Service Manager: Pauline Belton

Out of Hours Contact

Mental Health Crisis Helpline: 0800 915 4644

SMS texting for people with speech or hearing difficulties: 07717 989 024

Next Generation Text Service App or Textphone users (www.ngts.org.uk): 18001 0800 915 4644

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 244 743 or the ECT Nurse Co-ordinator, Pat Broderick, tel. 07990 927 836 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.

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