Our Electroconvulsive Therapy service is a small, specialist team based in a specially-designed suite at the Longley Centre at the Northern General Hospital.
Electroconvulsive Therapy, or ECT for short, is carried out under general anaesthetic and involves passing a small amount of electric current across the brain for a few seconds.
ECT is only offered to a very small number of people, and only given after it has been discussed in depth with a service user and their loved one to make an informed decision.
Any referral made to our ECT service is made in line with NICE guidelines.
How is the service accessed?
Referrals to the team are accepted from consultants working within the Trust.
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