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Seacole ward

Who we are

Seacole  admission unit is part of our  OCD/BDD Service.  This is affiliated with St George's University of London and  is nationally and internationally renowned in dealing with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and body dysmorphic disorder (BDD).

Who is the service for

This service is for adults aged 18-65

Conditions we treat

We cover the following conditions:

Obsessive compulsive disorder

Where to find us

Springfield University Hospital
Springfield Hospital
61 Glenburnie Road
SW17 7DJ

Telephone: 0203 513 5000

Our opening hours

24 hours

Who you might see / our staff

Dr Lynne Drummond: Consultant
Keith Desmond: Ward Manager

What you can expect

Anyone who uses our services first gets 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.  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 which will give you and your family all the information you need to know  - like the visiting times and phone numbers.


As the OCD/BDD service is a specialist service all referrals should derive from local community mental health teams (CMHTs) and will be ratified by a Consultant Psychiatrist.

Written referrals should come from a consultant psychiatrist and should include presenting problems, past psychiatric history, prior treatment, medication history, current care plan.


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Conditions we treat