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Paediatric Liaison Psychiatry Service

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The Paediatric Liaison Psychiatry Team is a specialist multi-disciplinary team comprising of Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology, Nursing, and a Paediatrician. We provide mental health assessments and interventions on an inpatient and outpatient basis for children and young people who regularly attend medical or surgical teams at the RHC. The Paediatric Liaison Psychiatry service is available to children of all ages, all ranges of learning ability and from all geographical areas. Referrals are accepted where there are complex needs, requiring the expertise of a multi-disciplinary mental health team.

Common reasons for referral include:

  • Complicated psychological difficulties relating to physical illness
  • Neuropsychiatric disorders
  • Physical conditions with significant psychological aetiology or component
  • Complex pain disorders
  • Overdose or self-injury in under 12s or where physical complications related to this require a prolonged inpatient stay
  • Support with care planning and management for young people with complex neurodevelopmental difficulties receiving care at RHC
  • Eating disorders requiring admission to RHC due to physical health compromise
  • Functional neurological disorders

We provide an on call service for assessment of acute mental health presentations within the RHC, and under-18s presenting in A&E at Glasgow Royal Infirmary (GRI) and Queen Elizabeth University Hospitals (QEUH). This service is provided Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

Referrals are typically made through medical or surgical teams. Children and young people who are inpatients in the hospital are generally seen within one working day of referral, and there is usually no waiting list for standard out-patient appointments.

You can find the Paediatric Liaison Psychiatry Team at:

  • Paediatric Liaison Psychiatry Team Business Support, Office Block, Zone 2.01, Royal Hospital for Children, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, 1345 Govan Road, Glasgow, G51 4TF
  • Telephone 0141 451 6529
  • If you are in a ward in the hospital you can ask one of the nurses to call us using the number above.
  • For further information please see our Specialist Children’s Service website.