Mercy Mental Health provides a Consultant Liaison (CL) psychiatric service at Western Hospital Footscray and Werribee Mercy Hospital. The team is comprised of a medical staff, consultant psychiatrists and a CL nurse.
The CL team accepts all referral of patients admitted at Western Hospital Footscray. Clinical services are provided for both formal and informal patients irrespective of the age category and most referrals are seen within the same day. The CL team remains involved in patient care from the time of referral to discharge of the patient, or when the primary team deems CL psychiatry involvement is no longer needed.
The team works with local multidisciplinary staff in providing the necessary patient care. If the team identifies a patient needs further inpatient psychiatric care, they are progressed to Werribee Mercy Psychiatric Unit (WMPU) or other Adult Mental Health Service (AMHS) based in their catchment area. In addition to clinical services, the team also participates in education. The team is part of the Western CL network.
Contact and referral:
Please call Western Hospital Footscray on (03) 8645 6666 and ask to be connected to the CL pager - or call Werribee Psychiatric Triage on 1300 657 259 (24 hours).