Ward is an acute admission ward for up to 13 men with confusion and/or dementia. We offer admission for acute care
needs, assessment and treatment planning.
What conditions do you treat?
Dementia with Lewy bodies Alzheimer's disease Vascular dementia Frontal lobe dementia Dementia-related illnessUnderlying physical health conditions which
could be leading to or contributing to confusion.
What age range does this service treat?
Older people generally but no fixed age range.
What geographical area does this service cover?
Norfolk and Waveney and occasionally Suffolk.
staff liaise with carers and allocate time for discussion when possible. There
is information available on the ward for service users and carers. Please speak
with ward staff, if you would like an appointment with medical staff.
Court Café, supported by Alzheimer's Society, offers support and advice to
carers, and people who are living with a dementia.
café is held on the third Wednesday of the month, 11am to 1pm.The café is based
in the reception area of Hammerton Court, Julian Hospital.
assessment available by Norfolk county council.
What are the referral criteria
acute presentation of an organic illness and this presenting risk cannot be
managed in the community (We always support providing care in the least
restrictive environment and support home first as the primary option but this
is not always possible).
How can people get referred to this service?
referral via East and West DIST or Central Intensive Older People's Service (IOPS).
assessment referral via the mental health social services if admission is
necessary but not agreed to.
What to expect when referred
You can expect to be asked what is helpful now.
You can expect to be admitted to Beach Ward at a
time of acute need where you receive assessment, care planning and treatment
planning and only when treatment at home is not an option any more.
Name of Matron:
Service administrative address:
Beach Ward Hammerton Court Julian Hospital Bowthorpe Road Norwich NR2 3TD
Office hours (days and times): 24-hour service
We have a protected mealtime system in place, from 12:00 to 14:00 and 16:30 to 18:30. If you wish to visit within these hours, please speak to our staff.
Telephone number (general): 01603 978320
If there is an emergency and people are in immediate danger, call 999 for an ambulance.
If you are not a service user but require urgent support, contact your GP or call:
Samaritans: 116 123
NHS 111 (NHS support for non-life threatening situations): 111
For more information, see Help in a Crisis.
Ward name: Beach Ward
Ward address: Hammerton Court Julian Hospital Bowthorpe Road Norwich NR2 3TD
Ward telephone number: 01603 978320
Ward access information: Car park on site with permit parking, 9-5. Permits can be obtained from Hammerton court reception.
parking availble on site with a valid permit. Free permits can be obtained from Hammerton
We have full disabled access and toilet facilities with staff available to support entry to the ward at all times.
are available on site between 10:00 and 15:00 from Monday to Friday in the Hammerton court café. A vending machine available
for cold drink and snacks out of hours.