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Date: 28 September 2021
We will provide an integrated interface, 24/7 to ensure that all people in St Mary’s with Mental Health & Learning Disability needs receive timely, person centred assessments, adjustments and advice.
Who is Mental Health & Learning Disabilities Liaison (MH&LD Liaison)?
We are a team of trained Mental Health and Learning Disability Practitioners and Assistants that offer a wide range of knowledge, skills and advice to support people of all ages with MH&LD when in A&E, inpatients on the wards and the acute hospital site.
Description of Service:
We are developing a 24/7 all age Integrated MH&LD Liaison Service supporting people attending St Mary’s Hospital.
The MH&LD Liaison Service specialises in the interface between the acute hospital services and MH&LD Services.
We ensure timely MH&LD need assessments are undertaken; developing care plans and adjustments with the person, their supporters and their care teams.
The team aims to reduce the length of stay for people with MH&LD needs, reduce frequent attendances and to proactively bridge the gap between MH&LD and physical health.
We offer support to people being cared for in St Mary’s Hospital who may be experiencing: