Southern General Hospital
1345 Govan Road
Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Telephone: 0141 232 7635
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The community team base is at the Southern General Hospital.
The Mother and Baby Community Mental Health Team is the first dedicated team of its kind in Scotland and is the only specialist team in the UK where staff work across both inpatient and community based services.
Staffed by a multi-disciplinary team that includes specially trained community psychiatric nurses, a health visitor and a social worker, the community team is able to assess patients and provide a wide range of treatments. These include medication and other therapies designed to help overcome problems such as depression and anxiety.
A full-time community nursery nurse has also been appointed to work with the Team to offer extra support with baby care and to help mothers bond with their babies.
The Team works closely with maternity hospitals and community mental health teams across the city and currently receives around 40 referrals a month from GPs, health visitors and maternity staff. It also acts as a source of specialist support and advice to health other professionals across the west of Scotland.
The 6 bed/cot mother & baby unit provides for joint admissions, where the child is under one year. Usual practice is that mother and baby are admitted together unless there are good clinical reasons not to do so.
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