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C - Community Mental Health Teams - Elderly Services

The existing six teams provide assessment, care and support to adults over the age of 65 who have a range of complex difficulties that need input from a psychiatrist and multi- disciplinary team.  Memory Clinic referrals for all age groups, are also dealt with by these teams.

The Community Mental Health Teams for older people (CMHTE) can be contacted as follows:
• CMHTE-North Cunninghame - Brooksby Resource Centre, Largs 01475 687551
• CMHTE-South Cunninghame - Ballot Road, Irvine 01294 277576
• CMHTE-North Ayr - Upper Rec Hall, Ailsa Hospital, Ayr  01292 513908
• CMHTE-South Ayr - Upper Rec Hall, Ailsa Hospital, Ayr  01292 513907
• CMHTE-Kilmarnock and Loudoun -  North West Area Centre, Kilmarnock  01563 541202
• CMHTE-Cumnock and Doon - Auchinleck Health Centre, Auchinleck  01290 420926

All above services can be contacted Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm.

Referrals to all CMHTs (Older peoples' service):  should be made through an individual's GP. Out-of-hours access to Mental Health Services is available through NHS24 in the first instance.  Other access routes might be used in other specific emergency situations.

Community Care Home Liaison Team - Elderly Services

The Community Care Home Liaison Team provides support to Care Homes for people with dementia and related mental health problems.  The Service is available Monday to Friday, 9.00 am - 5.00 pm and Care Homes can refer direct to the Liaison Team through the locality Community Mental Health Team.

General Hospital Mental Health Liaison - Elderly Services

The Mental Health Liaison Service is for people with dementia of any age and people with other mental health problems aged 65 or older with mental health care needs while they are in our general hospitals. The service is available Monday to Friday between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm. Outside these hours please contact the on call Duty Psychiatrist.  
 
Croy Day and East Ayrshire Community Day Hospital Services

The Day Hospitals provide assessment intervention and treatment for people with dementia and other related mental health problems.  The Service is available Monday to Friday, 9.00 am - 5.00 pm.  Referrals can be made direct to the Day Hospital by GPs, Community Mental Health Teams and Liaison Services.

Island Communities
Out-of-hours access will be through the on-call GP in the first instance.

More information

Alzheimer Scotland www.alzscot.org

 

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