We provide high quality healthcare services primarily to the residents of East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen, which have a combined population in the region of 530,000.
Alcohol dependency can happen to anyone. But change is possible. The Alcohol Care Team are here to help people to make that change.
The Alcohol Care Team helps patients who have been impacted by alcohol to navigate our local system and get the support they need to live better, healthier, more fulfilling lives.
The Team provides support to:
The Alcohol Care Team help and support people impacted by alcohol use within the hospital setting and when they return home within their local community.
The team works with patients that are receiving care at ELHT, either on a ward or in our Emergency Department.
The Alcohol Care Team’s aim is to benefit the whole community by supporting those people most in need in the hospital setting. For more information about the Alcohol Care Team, please contact Laura Walker via Laura.Walker@elht.nhs.uk
The Alcohol Care Team is led by Lead Nurse, Laura Walker, and Clinical Lead Hepatologist, Dr Gkikas.
The team also consists of:
Patients can be referred by Trust staff from any service within ELHT.
Referrals can be made via the ICE system, but the team are always happy to answer enquiries by telephone (ext. 85062), from Monday to Friday (8am - 8pm), Saturday, Sundays and Bank Holidays (8am - 4pm.
As the team are hospital-based, primary care providers, individuals or any services outside of the hospital environment cannot refer in to the Alcohol Care Team.
Colleagues in Primary Care will continue to refer to community support as usual:
To refer to community support in Blackburn with Darwen:
To refer to community support in East Lancashire:
The following services are also available across Pennine Lancashire: