Liaison Psychiatry - Kingston Hospital
Who we are
The Kingston Liaison Psychiatry Service offers assessment and support for all major mental health problems.
Who is the service for
This service provides seamless access to psychiatric services to all patients over 18yrs old presenting in the A and E department and those admitted on the AAU.
There is an upper age limit of 65 for patients admitted on wards for the rest of the general hospital.
Conditions we treat
Where to find us
Telephone: Monday to Friday 8am to 10pm. Outside these hours, referrals are made to the onsite duty psychiatrist via the bleep number 509
Fax: 020 3513 4491
Our opening hours
Monday to Friday 8:00am - 10:00pm.
Outside these hours, referrals are made to the onsite duty psychiatrist via the bleep number 509
Who you might see / our staff
What you can expect
Anyone who uses our services first gets an assessment of their mental health needs and a plan of the care and support they will receive. They will also will also have one named person who co-ordinates their care and support. This person will be called either a named professional or, if your needs are more complex, a care co-ordinator. This person should be your main point of contact. You can speak to them about how your treatment and support are going. When you come to hospital we will make sure you are given information about your rights and that you are only in hospital for as long as you need. When you arrive you will be given a welcome pack which will give you and your family all the information you need to know - like the visiting times and phone numbers.
Referrals are made via the Kingston Hospital bleep system on bleep number 509