This is the homepage for the Crisis Assessment and Treatment Service.
CATS- Crisis Assessment and Treatment Service
A nurse led team and part of the community mental health services in Dumfries and Galloway. Provides a 24 hour service working everyday of the year.
DGRI (Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary) Liaison
A nurse led team providing assessment, liaison, and advice for people who are currently inpatients in Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary. Provides a 9-5 service working week days.
Both CATS and DGRI Liaison team are nurse led with attached medical staff and consultant psychiatrist input.
We have community psychiatric nurses and senior health care support workers working in the team.
The Team leader for both teams is Kelvin Frew, he can be contacted via the main infirmary switch board on Tel: 01387 246 246
Access to mental health services is made through the GP. The GP will decide which part of mental health services to refer on to depending on urgency, age, location, and type of specialist service needed.
Routine referrals are made to the CMHT - Community Mental Health Team and urgent referrals are made to CATS.
Anyone needing urgent psychiatric input should contact their GP or NHS 24 in the first instance.
People who are currently being seen by mental health services can contact CATS outside of usual service hours if they require urgent input or advice.
CATS can be contacted via the main Infirmary switchboard on tel: 01387 246246
NHS 24 is available outside of usual GP hours and can be contacted on tel: 111