Halton service changes

Below you can view changes we've made to our services in Halton during the Covid-19 outbreak.

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​We would like to reassure our service users, patients, families and carers that our top priority is to continue to deliver safe services wherever possible. 

While we are doing everything we can to continue providing services as usual, we have had to make some temporary changes and deliver some services in a different way. You can find out if the service you use is affected below.

This information will be regularly reviewed and updated to make sure we’re sharing the latest information about our services.

Service
What changes have we made?
Adults' community health services
Admiral Nurse Service
The service continues to accept new patient referrals. The service has reduced most of the face-to-face patient contact clinical appointments, however a reduced telephone service remains for our most vulnerable and at risk patients.

If a face-to-face visit is necessary, the team will contact you directly to arrange an appointment and wherever possible utilise technology to support this contact. Patients are asked if they have any urgent concerns and would like to speak with a practitioners please contact the service directly.
Adults' mental health services
Mental health inpatient wards:
  • Bridge Ward
  • Weaver Ward
More information about visiting restrictions can be found our changes to visitors webpage.
 
Assessment Team
The service continues to accept new patient referrals. The service has reduced face-to-face patient contact and is offering appointments virtually, however we are still offering face-to-face appointments as needed with safety measures in place to protect staff and patients.

Home Treatment Team
The service continues to accept new patient referrals. The service has reduced face-to-face patient contact and is offering appointments virtually, however we are still offering face-to-face appointments as needed with safety measures in place to protect staff and patients.

Recovery Team
The service continues to accept new patient referrals. The service has reduced face-to-face patient contact and is offering appointments virtually, however we are still offering face-to-face appointments as needed with safety measures in place to protect staff and patients.

Early Intervention Service
The service continues to accept new patient referrals. The service has reduced face-to-face patient contact and is offering appointments virtually, however we are still offering face-to-face appointments as needed with safety measures in place to protect staff and patients.
 
Specialist Perinatal Service
The service continues to accept new patient referrals. The service is offering most appointments virtually, however we are still offering face-to-face appointments as needed with safety measures in place to protect staff and patients.


Think Wellbeing
The service continues to accept new patient referrals. The service is offering most appointments virtually, however we are still offering face-to-face appointments as needed with safety measures in place to protect staff and patients.


Children and young people's services
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
The service continues to accept new patient referrals. The service has reduced face-to-face patient contact and is offering appointments virtually, however we are still offering face-to-face appointments as needed with safety measures in place to protect staff and patients.
 
Our HeadzUp young people's mental health drop-ins in Runcorn and Widnes have been suspended until further notice. If you need urgent support or advice you can call the CAMHS Response Team on 01744 627 618.
Children and Young People's Community Eating Disorder Service
All face-to-face appointments with our children and young people's eating disorder service have been suspended until further notice. All consultations will now take place via telephone.
 
Later life and memory services
Care Home Liaison Service
The service continues to accept new patient referrals. The service has reduced most of the face-to-face patient contact clinical appointments, however a reduced telephone service remains for our most vulnerable and at risk patients.

If a face-to-face visit is necessary, the team will contact you directly to arrange an appointment and wherever possible utilise technology to support this contact.

Patients are asked if they have any urgent concerns and would like to speak with a practitioner, please contact the service directly.
Community Later Life and Memory Service
 
The service continues to accept new patient referrals. The service has reduced face-to-face patient contact and is offering appointments virtually, however we are still offering face-to-face appointments as needed with safety measures in place to protect staff and patients.

Our memory services have also reinstated diagnostic testing again for people with symptoms of dementia and other memory problems.
Learning disability services
Community Learning Disability Team
The service continues to accept new patient referrals. The service has reduced face-to-face patient contact and is offering appointments virtually, however we are still offering face-to-face appointments as needed with safety measures in place to protect staff and patients.