Psychiatric liaison team
Our service is provided to Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust where the team provides a mental health liaison service for emergency departments and outlaying ward areas at Dewsbury, Pontefract and Pinderfields hospitals.
The team provides psychiatric assessment to patients who arrive at accident and emergency with a perceived mental health need. We provide a range of treatments using the various specialist skills members of our team have to ensure patients’ mental health needs are given the same priority as their physical health needs.
We have developed an assessment and signposting system to address the psychological needs of individuals with a range of physical problems, including those with medically unexplained symptoms. Following an assessment we organise and plan for further psychiatric care based on a person’s specific mental health needs.
The team have also featured in a story on the ‘Our Street‘ website. Lily’s story describes how the team helped support her following her parents death and her battles with mental ill health. Designed by NHS North Kirklees CCG, NHS Wakefield CCG and Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust the ‘Our Street’ provides a look into an every day street, its residents and how they access local NHS services.
Why would someone choose the service
Our team are friendly, approachable and always have the individuals best interests at the heart of the work we do.
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