Mental Health Liaison Team

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    Mental Health Liaison Team (MHLT)

    To service A&E department and Medical Assessment Wards. 

    This service provides:

    • A rapid mental health assessment service for individuals aged 16 and over who present to the Accident & Emergency Department and Medical Assessment Unit of the Acute Trusts.
    • To provide mental health assessments and advice for clients who are in-patients on medical wards within the Acute Trusts
    • Conduct comprehensive risk and mental health assessments to a standardised level of best practice
    • To offer advice and support to colleagues within the Acute Trusts
    • Ensure appropriate signposting/referral onto relevant statutory and non-statutory agencies as identified, including Single Point of Access (SPOA), Perinatal Community Mental Health Teams (PCMHT), Home Treatment Teams (HTT), Substance Misuse Services and Housing and Emergency Social Services Team in response to client need
    • To inform, in writing, GP’s and other relevant agencies with the outcomes of assessments within 24 hours.
    • Improved communication between the Accident and Emergency Department, Mental health services and other departments within the Acute Trust Hospital setting in relation to patient care and management.
    • For Trust values to be evident in all aspects of service delivery and interactions with service users, carers, colleagues and peers

    Where the service is provided and how to contact us

    Fylde Coast MHLT

    Gateway Centre

    South Stand Football Stadium

    Seasiders Way

    Blackpool

    FY1 6JX

    Tel: 01253 951640

    Lancaster & Morecambe MHLT

    Royal Lancaster Infirmary,

    Ashton Road, Lancaster LA1 4RP

    North Barn, Pathfinders Drive,

    Lancaster LA1 4JJ

    Tel:  01524 550420

    Preston & Chorley

    Avondale Unit,

    Royal Preston Hospital,

    Sharoe Green Lane North,

    Fulwood, Preston,

    PR2 9HT

    Tel: 01772 773499

    East Lancashire

    Royal Blackburn Hospital,

    Haslingden Road

    Blackburn,

    BB2 3HH

    Tel:  01254 226123