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South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLAM)

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All mental health services in Croydon are provided by South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM). SLaM provides the widest range of NHS mental health services in the UK and also provide substance misuse services for people who are addicted to drugs and alcohol. Their services include the Maudsley Hospital and Bethlem Royal Hospital and they work closely with the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London.

SLaM have about 4,800 staff and serve a local population of 1.1 million people. They have more than 230 services including inpatient wards, outpatient and community services. They provide inpatient care for approximately 5,300 people each year and treat more than 45,000 patients in the community in Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham and Croydon.

Bethlem Royal Hospital, Monks Orchard Road, Beckenham, BR3 3BX
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0800 731 2864 (Patient Advice and Liaison Service)

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Service Definitions

Most of the treatment available under the National Health Service (NHS) is free, but there are some things for which some older people may have to pay part, all or part of the cost of, such as dental care and glasses. If you are on Income Support, Pension Credit or have Certificate HC2 or HC3, which means you can apply for a low income entitlement, most of these services will be free or subsidised. If you are on Pension Credit you will automatically qualify for help with the cost of travelling to and from hospital for NHS treatment. You may also get help towards these costs if you have a certificate HC2 or HC3 on grounds of low income. For further information contact the Benefits Agency or Age Concern Croydon.