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Mental Health Acute Liaison Service

 What help do you offer?

This service is designed to help you if you arrive at an acute hospital in the region and you have mental health issues or need mental health assessment.

We offer mental health assessments, brief intervention and treatment if you are experiencing mental health difficulties within the acute hospital.

All acute hospitals are currently served except for the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston-on-Sea, however an extension of the service to this hospital is in progress.​

 How do I get help from your service?

​If you are a patient at one of the participating acute hospitals then you are automatically eligible for help.  All our referrals come from within the hospital. We don't take self referrals.

 What hours is your service available?

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm

Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn​

7 days a week, 8am to 11pm​

Ipswich Hospital ​7 days a week, 7am to 9pm​​
West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds​Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm​​

 What can I expect from you?

​You can expect to be referred to us by the acute hospital you are admitted to, either by the A&E Department or by your inpatient ward. You can receive a mental health assessment, plan of care or treatment as appropriate.

 What is the main address of your service?

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital Liaison Team
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
Colney Lane
Norwich
NR4 7UY
Switchboard number 01603 286286

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Liaison Team
Queen Elizabeth Hospital 
Gayton Road
King's Lynn
PE30 4ET
Switchboard number 01553 613613

Ipswich Hospital Psychiatric Liaison Team
Ipswich Hospital
Heath Road
Ipswich
IP4 5PD
Switchboard number 01473 712233

West Suffolk Hospital Psychiatric Liaison Team
West Suffolk Hospital
Hardwick Lane
Bury St Edmunds
IP33 2QZ
Switchboard number 01284 713000

 

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 What conditions do you treat?

Any mental health issue or mental health assessment.​

 What support do you offer carers including friends and family?

​We can offer support and advice to carers as appropriate

 Clinical Team Leads

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Tanya Rimmer

Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn​

Vacant

Ipswich Hospital ​Maureen Parnell​​
West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds​Neil Brandon

 I need help urgently! Who do I call?

​Call your GP or access and assessment centre. Out of hours see our help in a crisis page.