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Old Age Psychiatric Service

Introduction

The Department of Old Age Psychiatry (OAP) of Castle Peak Hospital was established in January 1994. Our service includes the provision of comprehensive psychogeriatric assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for elders aged 65 or above living in Tuen Mun, Yuen Long and Tin Shui Wai.

Scope of Services

In-patient Service

The Department of Old Age Psychiatry operates two gazetted psychogeriatric wards, one male and one female, with 24-hour admission function. It offers assessment, acute treatment, extended care, as well as rehabilitation service.

Community Psychogeriatric Service

The Community Psychogeriatric Team (CPGT) provides the following services:

  1. Out-patient Service at Tuen Mun Mental Health Centre (TMMHC)
  2. Consultation-liaison Service to the Medical and Geriatric Department of Tuen Mun Hospital
  3. Memory Clinics at TMMHC and Yan Oi Tong Mrs Shirley W K Siu Medical Centre
  4. Medical Outreach Service to Selected Private and Subvented Old Age Homes (OAHs)
  5. Elderly Suicide Prevention Programme (ESPP)
  6. Enhanced Home and Community Care Scheme (EHCCS)
  7. Nurse-led Outreach Service to Selected Subvented Old Age Homes (OAHs) and Nursing Homes
  8. Psychogeriatric Nurse Clinic (PGNC)
  9. Mobile Cognitive Assessment Clinic (MCAC)
  10. Dementia Supplement (DS) Verification Exercise
  11. Home Visits by Multi-disciplinary Members
  12. Educational and Training Programmes

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