Psychiatric Liaison Service

The Psychiatric Liaison Service provides mental health assessment and care for to people who are patients at Royal Cornwall Hospital.

The Psychiatric Liaison Service will assess and plan care for patients in the Emergency Department and Royal Cornwall Hospital inpatient wards who have presented with acute mental health and self harm. If, following assessment the psychiatric liaison service feels they would benefit from more treatment, they will make a referral to the service which will best support them.

Clinical staff at Royal Cornwall Hospital can refer to this service and patients are welcome to request referral to the service via clinical staff.

We also educate and train clinicians at Royal Cornwall Hospital so they are better equipped to look after people who also have a mental illness.

Referrals to Psychiatric Liaison Service for staff

To make an urgent referral from the Emergency Department, please telephone: Bodmin Hospital 01208 251300 (ext 1300) and ask for the Duty Psychiatric Liaison Nurse to be paged.

For routine referrals from an inpatient ward, please complete an online referral via Maxims.

Contact Information

Psychiatric Liaison Service

Royal Cornwall Hospital patients presenting  with acute mental health and self-harm problems can access the service 24 hours a day. 

For people over 75 years old with cognitive impairment problems support is available from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday through the Complex Care and Dementia Liaison Team.


Psychiatric Liaison Leaflet


Psychiatric Liaison Patient Satisfaction Survey

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