Liaison psychiatry service at St Helier

Our Liaison Psychiatry Service assesses and manages adults with mental health problems at St Helier Hospital. This includes people staying on our wards and those in our Emergency Department.

Patients referred to the Service have a wide range of mental health problems, such as:

  • self-harm
  • mental health problems in the context of physical illness
  • states of confusion such as, delirium and dementia
  • eating disorders
  • and medically unexplained physical symptoms.

Accessing the service

The overall Service operates 24/7. Staff with specific expertise in working with older adults are available from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. Referrals are made by hospital staff who can contact the referral pager (167) to speak to a member of the Liaison Psychiatry Team.

Please note that patients of Epsom Hospital should be referred to the separate Liaison Psychiatry psychiatric service at that site. The Epsom Service can be contacted via the Hospital switchboard.

The St Helier Liaison Psychiatry Service does not accept referrals from primary care. GP referrals, including emergency referrals, should be made directly to the community mental health services.

Members of the public who are seeking help with mental health problems should contact their GP in the first instance. Information about a wide range of mental health problems and their care and treatment is available at the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ website:

Location and contact details

Department of Liaison Psychiatry, St Helier Hospital

Referral pager for hospital staff: 167

Tel: 020 8296 2751

Efax: 020 8296 4490

Key staff

Dr Jim Bolton

Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist

Dr Sentil Soubramanian

Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist

Dru Cherry

Team Manager

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