Accident and Emergency Liaison Services

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Who we are
Our Accident and Emergency Liaison Services work within local accident and emergency (A&E) departments to support patients with mental health problems. We have staff based within:

  • Warrington Hospital (Warrington and Halton)
  • Royal Albert Edward Infirmary (Wigan and Leigh)
  • Whiston Hospital (Knowsley and St Helens)
The teams assess the mental health of people who attend their local A&E departments with a mental health problem. Once the teams have assessed someone, they may then be referred onto local services to meet their current mental health needs.

The teams also provide education and training to hospital staff to support them to care for people who visit the hospitals with mental health problems.

Who is our service for?
Our service is for people who attend their local A&E department with mental health problems. This may be because they are in mental health crisis or because they have self-harmed and need physical health care, or it could be for a reason unrelated to their mental health problem.

How to access our service
If you arrive at A&E with a mental health problem, the nursing and medical staff will refer you to a member of our team if you ask, or if they think it will help.

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Contact us
Wigan A&E Liaison Service
Christopher Home Building
Royal Albert Edward Infirmary
Wigan Lane

Tel: 01942 822 167

Halton and Warrington
Warrington A&E Liaison Service
Warrington Hospital
Lovely Lane

Tel: 01925 635 911

Knowsley and St Helens
Knowsley A&E Liaison Service
Whiston Hospital 
Warrington Road
L35 5DR

Tel: 0151 290 4999