Tel: 01273 729612
Who we are and what we do
Brunswick Ward is a 15 bedded dementia unit based in Hove. We look after patients who have a diagnosis of dementia who have been referred via the specialist older people mental health team.
We have changed the name of the building to Lindridge, formerly called Neville Hospital, and we are now called Brunswick Ward at Lindridge.
Who is the service for?
This service is for anyone with a diagnosis of dementia who is deemed mentally unwell by their care coordinator in the community or by a community mental health team. Referrals come via the specialist older people's mental health team or via the older people's mental health team at the Royal Sussex County Hospital. Patients who are accepted on Brunswick Ward would usually be very unwell and needing immediate treatment and support from an acute dementia ward.
How can I access the service?
Patients who are unwell in the community would usually see their GP as the first point of contact. If the GP needs further assessments completed they will refer to the specialist dementia teams in the community.
What can I expect?
Brunswick Ward meets the needs of people experiencing dementia or cognitive impairment or people who have a suspected dementia.
The team working on the ward include nurses, doctors, occupational therapists, dieticians, physiotherapists, psychologists and social workers. Each of these roles will be involved in assessing your situation and will work with you to develop your care plan.
Making a referral
Professionals who specialise in dementia care, such as the specialist older people's mental health team or the older people's team based at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, can make a referral to Brunswick Ward.
Tel: 01273 729612
Specialist Older Adults Mental Health Services
East Brighton Community Mental health Centre
Brighton General Hospital
Tel: 01273 621984
A handbook to support family, friends and carers of people with dementia. The handbook aims to help in your understanding of dementia, provides practical tools and includes sections on day to day living, support and legal and money matters. It also includes an A–Z of symptoms and behaviours and a section on record keeping and updating relevant care documents. Download a copy here.
Right to know campaign
Can you help people like Linda get the right support? The Alzheimer’s Society has created a film where the viewer follows Linda through her diagnosis and sees how frightening and confusing it can be. The film also shows how much difference a dementia adviser or support worker can make. Watch it here.
A Guide to Dementia Care at Home
This booklet, developed by Helping Hands Home Care, provides an overview of dementia to support people affected by dementia and those providing support. Download a copy here.
A good section on dementia.