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Established in 2014, the Alcohol Liaison Service at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) supports adults with an alcohol related problem, who have recently attended the Emergency Department or have been admitted to hospital. The service also sees and assesses patients who are currently under the care of a Specialist Consultant and are attending clinic. 

A team of Specialist Alcohol Nurses are available seven days a week, between the hours of 9am and 9pm and offers comprehensive assessment and advice to help patients address their alcohol use, with safe and realistic options for safer consumption and completing abstinence. Where appropriate, patients are also offered community support, as often the condition is managed in hospital.  This helps to identify the root cause of their drinking, and identify any issues where further support may be required. In addition, the team can advise the family and others concerned in addressing possible problems and refer to agencies that will provide additional support to encourage recovery. 

Located in the Moorgate Wing of Rotherham Hospital (Level D), the team also provides training throughout the Trust, to enable healthcare staff to recognise alcohol related problems and carry out screening, brief interventions and referrals to alcohol services. TRFT also has a dedicated Specialist Nurse, Kirsty Roe, who works intensively with patients that have advanced Liver Disease and Blood Borne Viruses. The services work in close collaboration to offer the best possible care options and assist in improving the patient journey.
 

Contacts:

The Alcohol Liaison Team: 01709 426637

Kirsty Roe, Alcohol Specialist Nurse: 01709 428258

Clearways (RDASH): Clearways provide community based specialist treatment for alcohol, which is Consultant led, offering clients a menu of treatment options. Telephone 01709 382733

Lifeline: The Milton House Project is a specialist community alcohol service offering a wide range of support, from one to one sessions and group interventions. Telephone 01709 364804