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For Older People

For those aged over 65 in our community we provide a mix of in-patient and community care. A brief description of who our in-patient and community-based teams support can be found below, and you can read more about them all by clicking on the link to their individual pages.

In-patient Care

Edward Street Hospital – The teams at Edward Street Hospital give 24-hour care and support to older people from Sandwell with mental health needs such as dementia, depression, and anxiety.

Penn Hospital - One of the wards at Penn Hospital provides 24 hour care to older people from Wolverhampton with a range of mental health needs.

Community-based Care

Community Mental Health Teams – We have six community teams for older adults. There are three in Sandwell covering Rowley Regis and Tipton, Smethwick and Oldbury, and Wednesbury and West Bromwich. The three Wolverhampton teams cover the North, South East and South West of the city.

Sandwell Memory Assessment Service – We offer a comprehensive assessment service for all people with memory problems.

Mental Health Liaison Nursing Service – This service helps older people who have mental health needs and are being cared for in Sandwell District General Hospital.

Therapy and Recovery Outreach Service – This service is for people who are already using mental health services and have a mental health problem that affects their daily living.

Therapy and Recovery Unit – This service is for adults aged sixty-five and over who have mental health needs.

Wolverhampton Memory Assessment Service - We offer assessment and possible treatment for older people experiencing a specific type of memory problem.

Wolverhampton Older People’s Liaison Team - This service is for older people who have been admitted to Accident & Emergency, acute and rehabilitation wards within New Cross and West Park Hospitals.

Wolverhampton Older People’s Home Treatment Team - This service is for older people going through severe mental health crises who can benefit from an treatment at home rather than in hospital.