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Liaison Psychiatry Service

The Liaison Psychiatry Service provides care to people who are inpatients in Ealing Hospital, West Middlesex Hospital and Charing Cross and Hammersmith Hospital or visitors to the Urgent Care Centre or Emergency Department.

What we offer

The liaison psychiatry service is a team of mental health professionals who have specific expertise in helping people who harm themselves or who may have mental health problems which can cause complications for their physical healthcare and general hospital discharge.  We can offer telephone assessment to individuals if appropriate considering the social distancing advice. To reduce the pressure at the Emergency Department, we may conduct the assessment for visitors to the Urgent Care Centre or Emergency Department at our assessment facility in the nearby Mental Health Unit.

The team consists of nurses, occupational therapists, social workers and doctors who look after the mental health of patients in the above Hospital.

We are a consultant (doctor) led service. We work 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Our team offers assessment, initial treatment and helps to arrange follow-up care if necessary.

Who is it for?

  • People over the age of 16 years who self-harm.
  • People over the age of 16 years who are experiencing mental health problems (including dementia or memory problems) or mental distress brought about by physical ill health, such as acute confusion.


People are referred to this service by the hospital staff.

Related information

Royal College of Psychiatrists information about liaison psychiatry

Twitter: @WLLiaisonPsych

Our locations


Level 9S
Ealing Hospital
Uxbridge Road

Tel: 020 8967 5000 (x3511)

Hammersmith & Fulham

Room 24
Level 5E
Charing Cross Hospital
Fulham Palace Road
W6 8RF

Tel: 020 3311 7220


First Floor
Hammersmith Hospital
Du Cane Road
W12 0HS

Tel: 020 8383 3036


Percy House Complex
West Middlesex University Hospital ​
Twickenham Road

Tel: 020 8483 1496