Dean Clinics Referral Volume
In 2016, there were a total of 593 referrals received for the Adolescent Service. The adolescent Dean Clinics are based in Dublin and Cork.
Dean Clinics Referral Source by Province
The following table illustrates the geographical spread of Adolescent Dean Clinic Referrals by Province for 2016. The highest referral volume is from Leinster at 311 referrals.
Dean Clinic Referrals by Gender
The Gender ratio of Dean Clinic Adolescent referrals for 2016 was 58% female to 42% male.
Common Mental Health Problems referred to Adolescent Dean Clinics
The chart below documents the Common Mental Health Problems referred to the Adolescent Dean Clinics throughout 2016 and shows Anxiety as the primary reason for referral.
Dean Clinic Activities
The table below summarises the number of Adolescent referrals and mental health assessments provided across the adolescent Dean Clinics in 2016. Not all referrals result in an assessment, there are a number of reasons for this. In some cases a decision is made not to progress with an assessment as the service user is already under the care of another service. Service users may not attend assessment appointments; decline the assessment offered and / or have a more immediate need and are referred for an admission assessment. In some cases patients may have been referred to a number of services and opt to take a local service. Parental consent is required prior to adolescent assessments taking place.
|Year||No. Of Referrals||No. Of Assessments|
A mental health assessment involves a comprehensive evaluation of the referred persons mental state carried out by a Consultant Psychiatrist and other members of the multidisciplinary team. An individual care plan is agreed with the referred adolescent and family following assessment. This may involve follow-on community-based therapy, a referral to a day-patient programme, admission to inpatient care and treatment or referral back to the GP with recommendations for treatment. The assessment process is collaborative and focused on assisting the young person to make a full recovery through the most appropriate treatment and care. The adolescent team provide family psycho-education to assist families in supporting the adolescents’ recovery
The following table summarises the total number of outpatient appointments or visits provided across Adolescent Dean Clinics nationwide in 2016.
Appointments include Assessments, Consultant Reviews, Clinical Nurse Manager Reviews, Clinical Nurse Specialist Reviews, Nurse Reviews, Medication Reviews, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Dietician service.
|Year||Total No. Of Dean Clinic Adolescent Appointments|
The total number of admissions to Willow Grove Adolescent Unit in 2016 was 74. The table below summarises the number of first time inpatient admissions to Willow Grove following an Adolescent Dean Clinic assessment in 2016.
Dean Clinic: Outcome of Assessments
The chart below summarises the treatment decisions recorded in individual care plans following initial assessment in Adolescent Dean Clinics for 2016.