Older Persons' Mental Health Service

The Older Persons' Mental Health Service (formerly known as the Aged Care Psychiatry Service, Prince of Wales Hospital) is a specialist clinical multidisciplinary team that provides assessments, management and care of people 65 years and over who are at risk of or who are experiencing a psychological disorder or mental illness; and provide support to their family members and carers.

Our service is guided by the principles of recovery, consumer-led care and partnering with consumers, family/carers, GPs and other key services and supports. We provide clinical assessment, treatment and management for inpatients and older people living in the local community.

The Older Persons' Mental Health Service (OPMHS) includes:

  • Integrated community and hospital-based, acute and subacute older persons' mental health assessment and treatment programs.

  • Short - medium term programs directed to rehabilitation, recovery and maintenance of functioning.

  • Consultation/Liaison services to older patients in the Mental Health Service (including PECC), Geriatric medicine service and main Consultant Liaison Psychiatry service at Prince of Wales Hospital, and to the War Memorial Hospital, Waverley.

  • Specialist services: Memory Clinic and Behavioural Assessment and Intervention Service (BASIS)

  • Health promotion and disease prevention.

  • Clinical academic focus that includes research, training and education.

  • Referral to community services and residential aged care facilities via My Aged Care.