Farnham Road Hospital,
Telephone: 01483 443 558
Tuesday & Friday 8am-12pm
Inpatient Service Manager: Pauline Belton
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.
ECT clinic: 07990775648 or 07990927836
Lead consultant: 07976509336 (Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm)
Mental Health Crisis Support
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis or emotional distress you can contact our Mental Health Crisis Helpline on 0800 915 4644. We are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for mental health advice and support. More information at www.sabp.nhs.uk/help
People with speech or hearing difficulties can access the mental health crisis line by:
- Dialling us through the BT Relay App or Textphone: 18001 0800 915 4644. More information at www.relayuk.bt.com
- Sending an SMS text to 07717 989 024 (Please note this service is only available to adults aged 18 years and over).
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.