Bury and Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Older People Liaison Mental Health Service (formerly Bury and HMR Older People RAID)

We offer a rapid access service for people aged over 65 years, who are experiencing physical and mental health problems and have been admitted to a hospital ward.

We provide a full mental health assessment for patients, support the general nurses who care for the patient and assist with discharge planning.

In Rochdale we have two mental health nurses working on the Oasis Unit; a specialised five bedded unit designed to provide care for patients with a medical problem in a dementia-friendly environment. The nurses also provide follow up in the community once the patient has been discharged.