Older People Assessment Inpatient Service

Assessment inpatient services are provided for people over the age of 65 with a functional or organic mental illness.

Referrals are made by GPs, Community Mental Health Teams or the Accident and Emergency Department.

Referrals are also accepted for people under the age of 65 who have early onset dementia.

Visiting hours for our units are arranged around our patient’s needs, including protected meal times and to avoid clinical rounds where possible.

If you can, it would help to time your visits to fit in with the times detailed below. However we do try to be flexible and where possible we will welcome visits outside of these times if needed, for example if family members have travelled some distance to visit or for special occasions. In these circumstances, it would be helpful if you can contact the ward before your visit, so they know you are coming, allowing them to communicate this to staff and ensure you are admitted without delay.

Where service is based

Beech Ward
Rochford Hospital
Union Lane
Rochford
Essex SS4 1RB
Maple Ward
Rochford Hospital
Union Lane
Rochford
Essex SS4 1RB
Gloucester Ward
Basildon Mental Health Unit
Nethermayne
Basildon
Essex SS16 5NL
Meadowview Ward
Thurrock Hospital
Long Lane
Grays
Essex RM16 2PX
Henneage Ward
King’s Wood Centre
Colchester General Hospital
Turner Road
CO4 5JY
Roding Ward / Kitwood Ward
St Margarets Hospital
The Plain
Epping
CM16 6TN
Bernard Ward / Tower Ward
Landermere Centre
Clacton & District Hospital Tower
Road
CO15 1LH
Ruby Ward
Crystal Centre
Puddings Wood Drive
CM1 7LF
Topaz Ward
Crystal Centre
Puddings Wood Drive
CM1 7LF

Hours of operation

24 hours, 365 days per year

Visiting times

Beech Ward
14.30 – 16.30 and 18.00 – 19.30

Maple Ward
10.30 – 12.00, 15.30 – 17.00, 18.30 – 20.00

Gloucester Ward
Visiting on agreement

Meadowview Ward
10.00 – 12.00 / 13.00 – 17.00 / 18.00 – 20.00

Henneage Ward
Visiting on agreement

Roding Ward / Kitwood Ward
Mon-Fri- 16.30 – 20.00
Weekend / Bank Holidays – 10.30- 20.00

Bernard Ward / Tower Ward
10.00 – 12.00 / 14.00 – 17.00 / 18.00 – 20.00

Ruby Ward
Visiting on agreement

Topaz Ward
Visiting on agreement

How to contact service

Beech Ward: 01702 538061 or 01702 538066

Maple Ward: 01702 538069 or 01702 538070

Gloucester Ward: 01268 243562

Meadowview Ward: 01375 364403

Henneage Ward: 01206 228940

Roding Ward: 01279 827484

Kitwood Ward: 01279 827309

Bernard Ward: 01255 253530

Tower Ward: 01255 253520

Ruby Ward / Topaz Ward: 01245 515300

How to access service

Please ask for a referral from one of the following:

  • GP
  • Hospital – A&E