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A&E Liaison Psychiatry – St Thomas’ Hospital


If you are in urgent need of medical attention go to the Accident & Emergency Department of your nearest hospital.  Book in at the Reception Desk and wait to be assessed.

They are a team of mental health professionals based at St Thomas’ Hospital Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department. They assess people to determine if they need mental health care and treatment, and refer them to clinical services. They provide care for patients of St Thomas’ Hospital.

 As well as assessing and treating people who self-harm, they provide a 24 hour service to manage all psychiatric emergencies in A&E and inpatient wards. They also assess and treat those medical and surgical patients who have mental illnesses.

 They work closely with community-based mental health and substance misuse services, the police, and local statutory and voluntary agencies to provide mental health care and treatment. This includes crisis care and brief therapy.

 As well as working with our patients, they offer psychological care for families of people with mental illness. If required, the team will arrange any immediate follow-up care with the relevant service.




Contact Details

020 7188 7188 Hospital Reception/ Mental Health Liason Service: 020 7188 6007/ 020 7188 5999


http://www.guysandstthomas.nhs.uk/ www.slam.nhs.uk

Mental Health Liason Service, St Thomas' Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH

Other Info

Opening times:
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Disabled Access:
Full wheelchair access via main A&E entrance.

Tube & Rail:Waterloo. Buses: 3, 12, 53, 77, 109, 159, 171, 176, 211, 322.

Other information:
NHS service. Maudsley Hospital has an information line, 24 hours a day, to point you in the right direction about where to get help for mental health issues. Tel 0800 731 2864 (freephone) Last updated October 2nd, 2013.

Last updated:
3rd July 2014