The WWL Alcohol Specialist Nurse team is based at the Royal Albert Edward (Wigan) Infirmary. We are a key strand of the Borough’s alcohol strategy and integral to helping achieve its target of reducing alcohol related hospital admissions.
- What is the Alcohol Specialist Nurse Service?
The service provides support to the people of the Wigan Borough who are admitted to the Royal Albert Edward (Wigan) Infirmary and who have been identified to be drinking alcohol to increasing, higher risk or dependent levels.
We aim to provide high quality care to patients who are receiving support for their alcohol use and ensure appropriate aftercare support is arranged in the community on discharge from hospital.
- Who is the service for?
The Alcohol Specialist Nurse Service at WWL only accepts referrals for inpatients at RAEI aged 16 years and over.
- Service Hours
The service hours are 8am to 8pm 7 days a week.
- Community Support Services
If you are concerned that you or someone you know is having problems with drug or alcohol addiction, contact We Are With You. Their referral line is 01942 487578.
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- Useful links/resources
Drinkline – for general alcohol advice and help finding relevant services in England and Wales Tel: 0800 917 8282
Talk to Frank – for general drugs advice and help finding drug and alcohol services throughout the UK visit https://www.talktofrank.com/
Are you concerned you might be drinking too much? Answer the NHS Choices self-assessment questions and find out what kind of relationship you have with alcohol and how you can cut down.
If you would like to know more about alcohol units or how to calculate your alcohol consumption, visit https://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/alcohol/Pages/alcohol-units.aspx
For facts and advice about alcohol and encouraging safer drinking please visit: