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Who our service is for

The consultation liaison psychiatry service is made up of consultant psychiatrists, registrars, mental health nurses and a psychologist, based in the general hospitals in Hutt Valley and Wellington.

Within business hours Monday to Friday they provide consultation and mental health assessment. They also offer advice and treatment recommendations to hospital staff for people under their care.

How to access our service

Referrals to Hutt Hospital

  • Fax: 04 570 9535 (externally) or 9535 (internally) on 04 570 9535
  • Phone: 04 566 6999 Hutt Hospital switchboard ext 8514

Referrals to Wellington Hospital

External referrals should be directed to Te Haika, our 24/7 mental health and addictions contact centre (phone 0800 745 477 or email

Internal referrals should be sent using the consultation liaison inpatient referral form available in the electronic health record, or contact us directly on 04 806 2185 or extension 82185.

What you can expect if you use our service

We provide advice to the general hospital staff to support your mental health needs while you receive treatment for your physical health.

Treatments and care we provide:

  • advice and support to the general hospital wards
  • mental state and cognitive testing
  • facilitating and liaising with other mental health services involved in individuals needs
  • support with referring to external services for ongoing treatment and support for mental health.
Last updated 12 October 2017.