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Healthcare Commission to investigate mental health trust


In my experience, Acute Mental Health services tend to operate autonimously and without due regard for community based services who regularly call on a primary care trust for help and support over violent/disturbed individuals. I have had to plead with admission wards and social workers to get patients admitted who show a predicted escalation of behavior usually culminating in aggressive outbursts and injuries to staff and other residents. When they are eventually admitted for assessment and close observation the care they receive is woefully inadequate and they can't wait to get back to us, usually with significant weight loss and no discernible change in behaviour.

Posted date

15 April, 2008

Posted time

9:34 am