Opening Hours: Mon – Fri (8am-4pm) & Sat (8am-12pm)
The main aim is to minimize unnecessary admissions and keep patient with their family to enrich their mental health.
Provides Electro Convulsive Therapy (ECT) as a day service.
This service is provided from Monday to Saturday including public holidays.
Patients can be referred for day ECT from OPD / Clinics / Day Treatment Centre by a consultant psychiatrist attached to the NIMH who is responsible for the overall management of the patient.
Psychiatrists from other institutes can refer a patient for Day ECT only through a NIMH consultant psychiatrist with a completed pre-ECT assessment form and ensuring that the patient is fasting and the necessary investigations are available.
Patient should arrive on or before 7.30 am accompanied by a relative who will be in close contact with the patient for the next 24 hours and personal transport should be available for the patient to return home after ECT.
The patient’s informed consent and the concurrence of the accompanying relative has to be obtained.
Any patient developing complications during or after ECT shall be admitted to the NIMH under the care of the referring consultant psychiatrist.
If a patient does not comply in the next appointment for more than a week; the course is considered over unless the patient or a relative correspond with the relevant the unit.
Telephone Extension: 119
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