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Blickling Ward

  • Blickling ward is a mixed gender inpatient assessment unit for older persons in Norfolk. The ward is located on the Julian Hospital site in Norwich

  • Service Manager Lead: Aaron Baffoe
  • Address:
    Julian Hospital,  Bowthorpe Road, Norwich, NR2 3TD
  • Reception hours: This ward operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Reception phone number: 01603 978474
  • Service hours: This ward operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

What this service offers

When somebody gets admitted to Blickling Ward a variety of assessments are delivered and treatment options discussed with them. The person has an opportunity to engage in these discussions.

The ward has separate sleeping areas for males and females.

The length of stay on Blickling Ward can vary, this is discussed with patients.

Inpatients can expect to have a review each week with access to a wide range of mental health professionals.

Meal choices are considered along with special dietary requests which will be provided by catering staff.

This ward treats conditions that include following:

  • Bipolar disorder,
  • Mood disorders such as Depression and Mania,
  • Psychotic disorders,
  • Post-Traumatic Stress disorder,
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder,
  • Personality Disorders.

Access this service

Admission to Blickling Ward can be informal or formal. A formal admission means a detention under the Mental Health Act.

Our Julian Hospital Admission and Discharge Team manages referrals between Monday and Friday. Our Intensive Older People’s Service (IOPS) manages referrals outside of office hours.

Visiting and onsite facilities

Parking is available at the Julian Hospital site. Visitors must collect a parking permit from the staff on Blickling Ward. Please ensure that you display a permit.

Disabled parking is available outside of the Blickling Ward building.

The ward provides full disabled access, including toilet facilities for all patients.

Refreshments for visitors are available from a café which is in Hammerton Court. This is part of the Julian Hospital. Opening hours may vary.

How this service support carers including friends and family

Family and carers can form part of an inpatient’s assessment and care. With permission from the patient in accordance to the Data Protection Act, staff may speak to relatives and carers to offer support and to work together to improve care.

Blickling Ward, where permission has been given will invite family and friends to admission meetings, clinical review meetings as well as discharge planning meetings.

If carers need extra support, they could have a Carers Assessment which we can offer via Social Services.

Urgent help

If you are a service user and are in crisis and need support urgently you can contact your service on the number which will have been provided. 

Call 111 and select the mental health option to speak to our 24 hour mental health crisis line.

If you are with someone who has attempted suicide, call 999 and stay with them until the ambulance arrives.

If anyone is at serious risk of harm, call 999 and ask for the police.

For non-life-threatening medical situations, call NHS111 on 111. 

For more information, see Help in a Crisis.

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