team offers assessments and interventions for adults with age related needs
(not exclusively people over the age of 75) suffering from acute, severe and
enduring mental health problems including anxiety, depression, psychosis,
confusion, dementia (any age) and related behavioural problems.
team specifically respond to emergency (four hourly) and urgent (120 hourly)
referrals of patients with the above presentation, that are either not active
to the Trust or are no longer active to the community mental health teams.
team provide interventions working alongside other teams and organisations. The
team's specific functions are to provide intensive support to prevent admission
to the Trust acute assessment wards.
also accept referrals from community mental health teams for their patients
requiring intensive support. We also provide an 'in-reach' service for patients
with dementia that are referred from the Norfolk and Norwich University
Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
emergency and urgent referrals come through the Single Point of Access Team.
who are already supported by community teams can also be referred by their care
a referral is passed to the Intensive Older Peoples Support team, duty workers
will triage the referral for further and information and suitability for the
service. The team will then organise a time and date to assess the referred person.
From this assessment, a plan of action will be agreed with the person. Some
referrals are assessed and do not necessarily require intensive support, so are
signposted to relevant services. For those accepted, interventions may include:
and support from the team are time limited to around six weeks of intensive
support. The DIST may then discharge you from care or make onward referrals to
either social services or community mental health teams.
St Andrew's Lodge
The Julian Hospital
Call us on 01603 978380. These are not referral lines.
mental health conditions, dementia and behavioural/psychological symptoms of
We offer advice, individual support and information for carers. We also run carers groups.
Katherine Roper de Leake, Independent Nurse Prescriber