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Liaison Psychiatry Service - St Helier Hospital

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Who we are

This Liaison Psychiatry Service assesses and manages adults with mental health problems at St Helier Hospital. This includes people admitted to the wards and those in the Emergency Department

Who is the service for

This service is for adults of all ages.

Conditions we treat

We Cover the following conditions:

Addiction
Alcohol misuse
Anxiety
Confusion, sudden
Eating disorders
Postnatal depression
Self-harm
Social anxiety disorder (social phobia)
Drug misuse
Dementia

Where to find us

Department of Liaison Psychiatry
St Helier Hospital
Wrythe Lane
Carshalton
Surrey
SM5 1AA

Telephone: 0208 296 2682

Our Opening hours

Monday to Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Who you might see / our staff

  • John Jefferies: Team manager
  • Dr Jim Bolton: Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist

What you can expect

Everyone who uses our services first gets an assessment of their mental health needs and a plan of the care and support they will receive. They will also will also have one named person who co-ordinates their care and support. This person will be called either a named professional or,  if your needs are more complex,  a care co-ordinator. This person should be your main point of contact.  You can speak to them about how you treatment and support are going. When you come to hospital we will make sure you are given information about your rights and that you are only in hospital for as long as you need.  When you arrive you will be given a welcome pack which will give you and your family all the information you need to know - like the visiting times and phone numbers.

Referrals

Our service only accepts referrals from St Helier Hospital staff. Staff in primary care should make referrals to the appropriate community mental health service.

It is not possible to self-refer to the service.

The psychiatry team can be contacted by hospital staff on bleep at 167. Out of hours,  contact the duty psychiatrast via the St Helier switch board 0208 296 2000.

 
 

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