Psychiatry Liaison service at MDH
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Psychiatry Liaison service at MDH

Liaison psychiatry is the branch of psychiatry whereby mental health care is provided whilst the patient has a concurrent medical or surgical condition and is admitted at Mater Dei Hospital. The service also covers emergency assessments in the A&E department and is extended to all ages.

The team is comprised of doctors and nurses specialised in the field of psychiatry.

Referrals are received from any specialty within Mater Dei Hospital. These can relate to a patient with previous contact with mental health services or new referrals. The team aims to provide timely assessments and management of mental health conditions, most frequently within the same day of referral.

A four week post-discharge follow-up clinic provides continuity of care until the patient is either discharged to primary care or referred on to one of the regional community mental health clinics for longer follow-up.​