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Old Age Psychiatric Service

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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. Medical Outreach Service to Selected Private and Subvented Residential Care Homes for the Elderly (RCHEs)
  2. Consultation-liaison Service to the Medical and Geriatric Department of Tuen Mun Hospital
  3. Memory Clinics at TMMHC
  4. Dementia Supplement (DS) Verification Exercise
  5. Psychogeriatric Specialist Out-patient Clinic (PGSOPC)
  6. Enhanced Home and Community Care Scheme (EHCCS)
  7. Elderly Suicide Prevention Program (ESPP)
  8. Mobile Cognitive Assessment Service (MCAS)
  9. Nurse-led Outreach Service to Selected Subvented Residential Care Homes for the Elderly (RCHEs), Subvented Residential Care Homes for Persons with Disabilities (RCHDs) and Nursing Homes
  10. Psychiatric Nurse Clinic (Psychogeriatric) (PNC(PG))
  11. Dementia Community Support Scheme (DCSS)
  12. Home Visits by Multi-disciplinary Members
  13. Educational and Training Programs

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