Who are we and what do we do?
We provide a service for patients admitted to The Royal Surrey County Hospital with alcohol related problems. This includes nurse-led assessment for hazardous, harmful and dependent alcohol use, 1:1 support and advice, support in accessing community services, referral to appropriate professionals and advice on inpatient treatment. There are no age restrictions linked to the service.
In addition, we provide two out-patient clinics a week, on Monday morning and Friday afternoon and we accept referrals from within the hospital for an appointment. The clinic offers motivational interviewing with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) based interventions and relapse prevention strategies.
Appointments can be booked via the Appointment Centre:
Telephone: 01483 464002
We also support staff training around alcohol screening and brief intervention.
Who can be referred to the Alcohol Liaison Service?
Any person assessed as having or potentially having an alcohol related problem during their presentation at the hospital. In-patients with dependent alcohol use as evidenced by signs of withdrawal e.g. anxiety, sweating and tremor. In-patients whose admission is alcohol related, for example, alcohol induced seizures, liver disease, cardiac disease or injuries.
How to contact us
Referrals can be made in person to the Alcohol Liaison Service, Monday to Friday, 8am–4pm:
Telephone: 01483 571122 ext 6623
Mobile: 07790 943148
PALS AND Advocacy contact details
Contact details of independent advocacy services can be provided by our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) who are located
on the right hand side as you enter the main reception area. PALS are also your first point of contact for health related issues, questions or concerns surrounding RSCH patient services.
Telephone: 01483 402757
Opening hours: 9.00am–3.00pm Monday to Friday
If you would like information documents in large print, on tape or in another language or form please contact PALS.
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Telephone: 0800 9177650
Telephone: 01483 590150
Guildford Action Day Centre
Telephone: 01483 560003
Homeless Outreach Service (HOST)
Telephone: 01483 302495
I-Access Drug and Alcohol Services
Telephone: 0300 222 5932
CGL drug and alcohol support West Sussex (www.changegrowlive.org) T: 0300 303 8677
Inclusion Recovery Hampshire
Telephone: 0300 1240103
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Woking 01483 728739
Crawley 01293 447702
Winchester 01967 728739
Telephone: 01483 505555 or 116123
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Telephone: 0808 802 5000
Surrey & NE Hampshire Mental Health
Crisis Line (evenings & weekends)
Telephone: 0300 4568342