This study aimed to examine the CL psychiatric services to TKOH from 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013.
All records of TKOH psychiatric consultations from 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013 were extracted from the database and classified into departments of AED, medicine, surgery, paediatrics, orthopaedics, obstetrics and gynaecology, and intensive care unit.
From 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013, a total of 1392 psychiatric consultations were seen in all departments of TKOH. Overall, 791 (57%) were seen by doctors while 601 (43%) were seen by nurses.
Among the consultations referred from the wards of TKOH, 188 were hospitalised due to the nature of their suspected mental condition.
The most common reason of referral from all departments of TKOH was risk assessment which included the assessment of suicidal and violent risk.
All these measures ensure provision of high-quality psychiatric services to the patients of TKOH.
(7, 17) In TKOH, 83% of referrals following self-harm were attended to within the same working day and 99.6% were seen by the end of the next working day.
As there was no emergency observation ward under the AED of TKOH, a number of patients with psychiatric problems only were admitted to the general wards of TKOH.