Wigan service changes

Below you can view changes we've made to our services in Wigan 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.

* Last updated 27 March 2020

Service
What changes have we made?
Adults' mental health services
Adults' mental health inpatient wards:
  • Priestner's Unit
  • Sovereign Unit
  • Westleigh Unit
  • Golborne Unit
More information about visiting restrictions can be found our changes to visiting webpage.
Mental Health Liaison Team
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.
 
If you have any urgent concerns and would like to speak with a practitioner, please contact the service directly.
Recovery Team
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.
 
If you have any urgent concerns and would like to speak with a practitioner, please contact the service directly.
Mental Health Urgent Response Team
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.
 
If you have any urgent concerns and would like to speak with a practitioner, please contact the service directly.
Mental Health Link Workers
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.
 
If you have any urgent concerns and would like to speak with a practitioner, please contact the service directly.
Therapies Hub
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.
 
If you have any urgent concerns and would like to speak with a practitioner, please contact the service directly.
Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team
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.
 
If you have any urgent concerns and would like to speak with a practitioner, please contact the service directly.
Early Intervention in Psychosis
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.
 
If you have any urgent concerns and would like to speak with a practitioner, please contact the service directly.
Think Wellbeing
Think Wellbeing is not currently providing face-to-face therapy. All therapy will be offered online, via telephone or via a secure internet-enabled video link.
 
All current service users will be contacted to discuss their options and all those who wish to refer themselves to our services should bear in mind that face-to-face therapy is not currently available.
Psychology (non-mental health):
 
 
 
These services continue 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.
 
If you have any urgent concerns and would like to speak with a practitioner, please contact the service directly.
Children and young people's services
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
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.
 
If you have any urgent concerns and would like to speak with a practitioner, please contact the service directly on Tel: 01942 775 400.
Community Eating Disorder Service 
​The service continues to accept new patient referrals for both routine and urgent cases.
 
The service continues to offer telephone intervention and support to all open cases and where clinically indicated will offer face-to-face review following a telephone triage assessment A telephone duty service remains for our most vulnerable and at risk patients.
 
If a face-to-face appointment is necessary, the team will contact you directly to arrange an appointment and wherever possible utilise technology to support this contact.
 
A weekly physical health clinic is operating on a Tuesday morning for those requiring urgent paediatric assessment. Appointments in this clinic will be decided by the multidisciplinary team and the team will contact you directly to offer an appointment where required.
 
If you have any urgent concerns and would like to speak with a practitioner, please contact the service directly on Tel: 01942 775 400.

​Later Life and Memory Services (LLAMS)
Later Life and Memory Service (LLAMS) Assessment Team
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.
 
If you have any urgent concerns and would like to speak with a practitioner, please contact the service directly.
Memory Assessment and Treatment 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.
 
If you have any urgent concerns and would like to speak with a practitioner, please contact the service directly.
Care Home Liaison Team
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.
 
If you have any urgent concerns and would like to speak with a practitioner, please contact the service directly.
Older People's Community Mental Health Team
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.
 
If you have any urgent concerns and would like to speak with a practitioner, please contact the service directly.
Learning disability services
Learning Disability 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.
 
If you have any urgent concerns and would like to speak with a practitioner, please contact the service directly.