It has brought together and strengthened our three adult rapid assessment interface and discharge teams: older people’s, alcohol and accident and emergency.
The young people’s element is new and will launch soon.
This will help to:
Staff who previously worked for our RAID teams are now working within this service. We have also recruited lots of extra staff, so we can support more people.
We accept referrals from staff working within accident and emergency and from every ward at The Royal Oldham Hospital. Our previous RAID teams could only accept referrals from some wards, so this is a big improvement.
We aim to see patients referred to us in crisis from accident and emergency within one hour (i.e. people with an urgent need).
We aim to respond to referrals for patients on a ward within 24 hours (i.e. people with less urgent needs).
We will assess them and develop a package of care that meets their needs.
We also provide training and education to our hospital colleagues, so we can all work together to effectively support people.
If you a family member of a patient and have a question, please speak to a member of staff on the ward.
Oldham liaison mental health service. Forest House
The Royal Oldham Hospital, Rochdale Road
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