The primary function of the team is to provide mental health assessment and interventions for children and young people who are inpatients at the Royal Hospital for Children (RHC) or who have regular input from RHC medical or surgical teams. It is available to children of all ages, all ranges of learning ability and from all geographical areas, as long as there is a clear role for the Paediatric Liaison Team. 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.
We provide an on call service for advice and assessment regarding acute mental health presentations in children and adolescents within the RHC, and under-18s presenting in A&E at Glasgow Royal Infirmary and Queen Elizabeth University Hospitals.
We actively participate in research and audit to improve patient care.