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Who we are

Crocus ward is a 21 bed acute admission unit for older adults within our Trust. We offer care and treatment for male and female patients over the age of 75, as well as people with relevant needs between 65 and 75.

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Who is the service for

This service is for older adults above 65yrs old who live in Sutton, Merton and Wandsworth.

Conditions we treat

We Cover the following conditions:

Alzheimer's disease
Psychotic episodes

Where to find us

Springfield University Hospital
Crocus ward
61 Glenburnie Road
SW17 7DJ

Telephone: 0203 513 6701

Our Opening hours

Inpatient service

Who you might see / our staff

Dr Matthew Francis: Consultant

Mobosede Nwaefulu: Ward manager


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.


To refer to this service you will need to contact your GP who will link you up with 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

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

Other useful information

The ward doctors or nurses would be happy to book an appointment to discuss your relative or friends treatment as the nearest relative or next of kin.