ALCOHOL and A & E Frances Mason Alcohol Liaison Nurse NHS Ayrshire & Arran
BACKGROUND • PRE 2005- No alcohol service to general hospital • Alcohol Related Deaths – 1:30 • Alcohol related Ill-health – above national average
Remit • AIMS – to provide specialist consultancy and support to acute services in particular A & E department. • To develop models of specialist assessment and act as signposting and referring agents to secondary and community services.
What’s been achieved • Inpatient service two acute hospitals • Joint working
Challenges • How to provide a service to A & E to capture people presenting out of hours
Alcohol Awareness Clinic • Screening Tool – Audit PC • Brief Interventions • Motivational Interviewing • Signposting
Way Forward • Extend service at Ayr Hospital • Alcohol Awareness Clinic – Ayr Hospital • Joint Working with O/T’s