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Psychiatric liaison services for older people

Psychiatric Liaison for Older People at Northwick Park Hospital provides mental health assessment and treatment for older people who are inpatients at the hospital.

The teams comprise mental health clinicians who specialise in working with older people who have mental health concerns. If a referral is made, a specialist doctor, nurse, occupational therapist or psychologist may come and assess the person’s mental health needs on the acute ward. These professionals will make recommendations to improve the individual’s mental health.

The teams have easy access to other specialist mental health services such as inpatient mental health wards, memory services or community mental health teams where treatment can be continued at home or in the specialist ward. The team can support you whilst you are in the hospital ward and monitor how you are feeling or if any treatments recommended are effective.

The service will assess anyone who is referred, regardless of where the person lives, and they will ensure the appropriate follow up services are contacted.

Address:
Northwick Park Hospital, Watford Road, Harrow, HA1 3UJ
Umbrella org:
Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Area serviced:
Harrow & Brent
Who is it for:
Older patients; in-patients and people who present in A&E in need of a mental health assessment
How to apply:
People can be referred to psychiatric liaison services by the hospital inpatient ward that is delivering their care or by the A&E department.
Buses:
186 stops right outside A&E, hospital also served by H9, H10, H14, N18, 182 and 223
Train/tube:
Northwick Park Station on Metropolitan Line
Parking:
Pay and Display Car Park
Sector:
Statutory
Last updated:
08/02/2019