Established in 2014, the Alcohol Liaison Service supports adults with an alcohol
related concern or problem who have recently attended the Urgent and Emergency Care Centre
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 a clinic.
A team of Specialist Alcohol Nurses are available seven days a week,
between the hours of 8am and 8pm and offer 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 and telephone support. 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 stability and recovery.
Located in the hospital the team provides training throughout the
Trust, to enable healthcare staff to recognise alcohol related problems and
carry out screening, brief interventions and referrals to community based
alcohol services. TRFT also has a dedicated Liver nurse specialist, 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.
The Alcohol Liaison Team: 01709 426637 or 01709 426635
Change Grow Live: CGL provide community based treatment for Drugs
and alcohol, this is Consultant led, offering clients a menu of treatment and
recovery options. Telephone 01709 917649