Mental Health Liaison Team
Mental Health Liaison Teams are recognised and valuable services with specialist roles in helping to support people with mental health disorders in acute hospital settings.
Our Mental Health Liaison Teams provide comprehensive services to inpatients of Cheltenham General Hospital (CGH), Gloucestershire Royal Hospital (GRH) and the community hospitals countywide.
The Working Age Service is based in Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We assess and identify appropriate support for patients who present with self-injury, suicidal ideation, delirium, depression, psychosis or any other form of mental ill health, regardless of their age or IQ.
The Older Age Service is based in Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and operates from 8am – 4pm, seven days per week. We assess and identify appropriate support for patients with dementia, anxiety, depression, delirium, psychosis or any other form of mental ill health, above the age of 65.
The Children and Young People’s Service provides a comprehensive mental health service to children aged 11-15 who are under the care of Paediatric Services at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. The service operates between 8am and 8pm, seven days per week. It has recently been named as a “superstar” service by GHT colleagues.
The Alcohol Liaison Service is based at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and provides specialist assessment, treatment and signposting for people who attend hospital with alcohol related issues.
The Community Hospitals Liaison Service is based at Pullman Place and operates from Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm. We assess and identify appropriate support for patients with dementia, delirium, depression, anxiety, psychosis or any other form of mental ill health, above the age of 65.
The service offers the following:
- High quality specialist assessment
- The development of care plans and the promotion of safe discharge for patients with mental health and alcohol related issues
- Advice and support for Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (GHNHSFT) staff that are engaged in the provision of care to individuals with mental health issues
- A single point of access for the acute and community hospitals trusts
- Timely assessments
- Regular training for hospital staff
The team are based at:
2nd Floor Gallery Wing
Gloucestershire Royal Hospital