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Psychiatric Liaison
Main telephone nos: 01473 703688 or 07961 475327
Overview: We are mental health nurses based in the Ipswich Hospital. Our aim is to provide a prompt psychosocial assessment and short intervention service for patients who have been referred by Emergency Department or the Ipswich Hospital in-patient wards Our aim via the assessment process is to identify potential risk of self-harm and or suicide and any other mental health needs. Using the information obtained from the assessment we will identify with the patient/carers/family; what care or support is needed to help facilitate discharge and if appropriate can then refer to relevant agencies as required. We can also offer: 
  • advice to staff about mental health issues and problems;
  • support for staff on individual/professional matters; and
  • teaching for staff on mental health related subjects.