Farnham Road Hospital,
Surrey GU2 7LX,
Telephone: 01483 443 558
Tuesday & Friday 8am-12pm
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
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.
- Epsom and Ewell
- Mole Valley
- Reigate and Banstead
- Surrey Heath
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.
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.
Because of the nature of the service waiting times are avoided. Treatment can be given in urgent cases within 24 hours notification.