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Poplars Ward (Bedfordshire and Luton)

Older people assessment inpatient services are provided for people over the age of 65 years with a functional mental illness.

Functional mental illness describes conditions of acute psychiatric illness such as depression, anxiety or psychosis. 

The service offers:

  • 24 hour service, 365 days a year
  • Active involvement of the patient, family and carers
  • Assessment, intensive treatment, intervention and support in the early stages of a mental health crisis
  • Choice and patient autonomy
  • Practical support and assistance with problems of daily living
  • Rapid response following referral to the ward
  • Recovery planning with patient focused outcomes
  • Time-limited care that is responsive to patient need.

Townsend Court
Mayer Way
Houhgton Regis
United Kingdom

Opening hours
24 hours a day, 365 days a year
Telephone number
01582 656523

Self-referrals to this service are not accepted.

Referrals are accepted from: GP, A&E, community mental health team (CMHT), crisis team (CRHT), residential or nursing homes or yellow board from Luton & Dunstable Hospital.