Alcohol Liaison Service

Our Alcohol Liaison Service is based at Pinderfields General Hospital, Wakefield, so we can help patients who may have alcohol-related problems.

Do you need help with Alcohol?

Many people who have alcohol-related health problems need advice and support. Some people can become dependent on alcohol and not realise it; others are drinking alcohol but may not aware of the damage it might be doing to their health.

Alcohol can lead to a number of health-related problems and can also be hazardous, not only to yourself but to others as well. In addition, alcohol can contribute to social problems, as well as health issues.

If you are worried about how alcohol may be affecting you and those around you, we can help.

Spectrum’s Alcohol Liaison Service can:

  • help you to work out if you have an alcohol dependency;
  • help you to reduce your alcohol consumption;
  • help you manage any alcohol-related health conditions;
  • sign-post you to agencies that provide support to friends and family who may be affected with alcohol-related problems

Our specialist health team is experienced and qualified in helping people to overcome alcohol-related health problems. We can provide initial treatment as well as advice, support and information.

All appointments and clinic attendance is done privately and confidentially. However, if we provide you with treatment, this information will be shared with your GP, who will also keep your information confidential.

In addition, the Alcohol Liaison Service works with the Inspiring Recovery team, that supports and helps people who want to  get their alcohol consumption under control and recover from any addiction. The Inspiring Recovery team can be contacted on 0300 123 1912.

Alcohol Liaison Service Clinics

Our clinics operate Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. You will be screened if appropriate and booked into one of our clinics by medical/nursing staff at Pinderfields Hospital.

About the service

We launched the Alcohol Liaison Service at Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield in June 2013 – the first in the Wakefield District. The ALS service provides brief interventions, treatment advice and follow-up care to patients who have an alcohol related illness or injury and are admitted to Accident & Emergency and other hospital wards.

The service has been so successful that we have extended our clinic hours to cover weekends, bank holidays and to ease winter pressures on A&E.

Our team has received recognition nationally at the biggest healthcare awards:

  • Finalist at the RCNi Awards 2016 (Royal College of Nursing)
  • Finalist at the Nursing Times Awards 2015