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Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Service

What this program does...

  • The Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Service works at the interface of medicine and psychiatry
  • Provides psychiatric consultation for patients admitted to medical/surgical units across the hospital
  • Provides an inter-professional model of consultation including psychiatry, nursing, psychology, and medical learners
  • Provides an inter-professional model of teaching for learners in psychiatry, nursing, psychology, and other medical/surgical areas

How this program helps...

  • We service individuals who are suffering from mental health conditions who are admitted to one of our medical / surgical units
  • We service individuals who develop signs and symptoms of psychiatric distress while they are in hospital for a medical or surgical reason
  • We help and support family members of individuals who are in hospital for medical reasons, suffering from psychiatric symptoms or mental health issues
  • We provide expert psychiatric consultation to medical and surgical teams in caring for their patients with mental health issues

Your Care Team

  • Dr. Patricia Rosebush, Psychiatrist
  • Dr. Daina Debly, Psychiatrist
  • Dr. Joseph Pellizzari, Clinical Psychologist
  • Cindy Kington, Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Rachel Shaw, Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Medical Learners from psychiatry, nursing, and psychology


Dr. Joseph Pellizzari, Service Leader

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton – Charlton Campus
4th Floor, Fontbonne Building, Room 413
50 Charlton Avenue East
Hamilton, Ontario
Canada L8N 4A6

Tel: 905.522.1155 ext. 34258

Referral Process

Referral to the Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Service is made through the inpatient medical / surgical team physician providing care to patients who are experiencing symptoms of psychiatric distress while they are in hospital for a medical or surgical reason.