- How do I register for this service?
- Contact us
- Meet the team
- Accessibility Information
- Useful resources and links
TypeThe Treatment Centre - ECT and Ketamine Therapy
Welcome to The Treatment Centre page. We are based at Berrywood Hospital, and offer a countywide ECT and Ketamine Therapy service.
ECT is a safe and effective treatment for people with severe major depressive disorder, catatonia, and mania. ECT is given under a short acting anaesthetic, when the patient is asleep an electric current is passed across the patient’s frontal lobe which causes a controlled fit, it is suggested this lifts the patient’s mood.
Ketamine therapy (IV or oral) - a low dose of ketamine is slowly administered through a cannula using a syringe pump over 40 minutes to cause an anti-depressant effect. This can also be administered via an oral solution route.
Who is this service for? Mainly Adults aged 18 years and over, under the care of a Consultant Psychiatrist. ECT can be given to 16- to 18-year-olds.
AddressThe Treatment Centre, Berrywood Hospital, Berrywood Drive, Upton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN5 6UD
How do I register for this service?
Patients who wish to access treatment should firstly discuss options with your Consultant Psychiatrist who will be able to make the referral for you.
The nursing team will then triage your referral before our Consultant Psychiatrist and Anaesthetist assess suitability for these treatments.
Please be aware that Ketamine therapy is a ‘paid for’ service, unless you are Northamptonshire based or have ICN funding / insurance cover.
For more information and payment options please email:
Telephone: 03000 271621 or 03000 271622
Meet the team
At the Treatment Centre, we are a specialist team, this includes; a consultant psychiatrists, anaesthetists, mental health nurses, general nurses, operational department practitioners, health care assistants and students.
The Treatment Centre has wheelchair access.
If you would like to let the team know if you have any additional requirements before your visit please call us: 03000 271621 or 03000 271622
Useful resources and links
Consultants Psychiatrist who wishes to refer patients for ECT or Ketamine therapy should first complete the referral form and send to our team via email: Treatmentcentre@nhft.nhs.uk
Any consultant psychiatrist and referring team have any questions please email or call to discuss further.
Telephone: 03000 271621 / 03000 271622
ECT referral Pack (exp Feb 24) CLPr016a[pdf] 715KB