Mental Health Liaison Service at Sandwell General Hospital

Mental Health Liaison Service at Sandwell General Hospital

The mental health liaison team is a nurse-led service and receives referrals from the Emergency Departments at Sandwell General Hospital.

The team consists of psychiatric nurses based at the hospital who see patients following a referral from the medical team. The team provides a person-centred, non-judgmental and supportive assessment of a patient’s mental health. There is a strong link between the impact of physical health problems on mental health and vice versa. Often, patients present with other social factors that are having an impact on their mental health.

Following assessment, the Mental Health Liaison Team will work with the patient to identify an appropriate discharge plan. This might incorporate referral or signposting into community services.

The team is keen to establish links with voluntary services in Sandwell, in order to broaden the options they can offer their patients. If you feel that your service would be able to provide support to some of their patients, then they would really like to hear from you.

The team leader, Abbie Gogarty, would like to invite organisations to contact her, either by email at abbie.gogarty@bcpft.nhs.uk, or phone 07970733821, to discuss the services your organisation provides and how patients can access them. If a representative from an organisation would like to visit the unit, you can also discuss this with Abbie.

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