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Crocus ward

Who we are

Crocus ward is a 19 bed acute admission unit for older adults within our Trust. We offer care and treatment for male and female patients over 75 or for anyone with a diagnosis of dementia.

Information for carers, families and friends leaflet 

Who is the service for

This service is for older adults over 75 or for anyone with a diagnosis of dementia who live in Sutton, Merton and Wandsworth.

Conditions we treat

Where to find us

Crocus ward
Morrison Building
Springfield University Hospital
Jupiter Way
SW17 0LL

Telephone: 020 3513 5000

Our opening hours

Inpatient service

Who you might see / our staff

  • Ward manager: Mobosede Nwaefulu
  • Consultant: Dr Matthew Francis

What you can expect

People who use our services first get an assessment of their mental health needs and a plan of the care and support they will receive. They will also will also have one named person who co-ordinates their care and support. This person will be called either a named professional or, if your needs are more complex, a care co-ordinator. This person should be your main point of contact and you can speak to them about how your treatment and support are going.

When you come to hospital we will make sure you are given information about your rights and that you are only in hospital for as long as you need.  When you arrive you will be given a welcome pack. This will give you and your family all the information you need to know - like the visiting times and phone numbers.

Information for carers, families and friends leaflet 



To be referred to this service you will need to contact your GP who will link you to the appropriate older adult service in the community.

An appointment can be booked to discuss your relative's treatment at the care planning review, or to meet with any of the nurses or doctors. An appointment can be booked with the nurse in charge.

Crocus ward does not take direct referrals from individuals. All referrals are from the older adult community mental health service or transfers from other inpatient wards within the Trust and are coordinated by the Acute Care Coordination Centre.

Referrals are accepted from secondary mental health services, such as Community Mental Health Teams and Home Treatment Teams, as well as Acute Hospitals (A&E or an inpatient ward) once assessed by the Psychiatric Liaison Team or the on-call Psychiatric Doctor.