Fylde Coast Rapid Intervention and Treatment Team ( Fylde Coast RITT)
Fylde Coast RITT is an Older Adults Community Mental Health services provided by Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust. We accept referrals from GP's, other health care professionals, police and social services. In times of crisis when GP services are not open, we do also accept crisis self referrals .
Our patients are usually over the age of 65 and are experiencing mental health difficulties which require assessment and treatment from secondary care services.
Fylde Coast RITT is made up of 3 teams:
Single Point of Access for referrals operates 9-5 Monday to Friday- in which all new referrals to Older Adults Community mental health services are triaged, a member of the SPoA team will arrange to undertake a full mental health assessment if this is required.
Home Treatment operates 8am to 8pm 7 days a week - provides intensive support in the community for people with acute mental health difficulties for a period of up to 6-8 weeks.
Care Home Liaison Team operates 9 -5pm Monday to Friday - for patients with a likely or diagnosed dementia and living in a permanent placement in a residential care home, CHLT staff will work closely with families and carers looking at person centred care to help manage behaviours in patients which may pose challenges.
Fylde Coast RITT has a multi disciplinary staff with Psychiatrists, Mental Health Nurses, Occupational therapists, Clinical Psychologist and Support workers, all working together to provide support for Oder Adults who require Community Mental Health Services .
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Briony Mckeown
- Contact Position
- Team Manager
- 01253 957581
Where to go
- Lytham Unit, Lytham Hospital
- FY8 5EE
Clinic appointments can be arranged, but patients are usually seen in their own home or care home.
Time / Date Details
- When is it on
- Monday to Sunday 8am to 8pm.
- Referral required
- Referral Details
Most referrals are received from GP's or other health care providers, however self referrals in times of mental health crisis are accepted from 5pm to 8pm Mon to Fri and 8am to 8pm Saturdays and Sundays.