About the service
Gateshead Older Persons Mental Health Liaison Service offers high-quality and responsive mental health assessment/care/advice to older people who are inpatients within the QE Hospital.
Liaison team members work closely with colleagues in the general hospital to assess and plan mental health care in a general hospital context. The team is a multidisciplinary service and is accredited by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
The liaison team also work collaboratively with the following Allied Health Professionals:
- Clinical Psychologist
- Dementia Specialist Nurse
- Occupational Therapist
- Activities Facilitator
- Adult Social Care
Services we offer:
- Mental health nursing assessment
- Consultant psychiatrist assessment
- Support worker input
- Education, signposting and advice