Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Report this comment to a moderator

Please fill in the form below if you think a comment is unsuitable. Your comments will be sent to our moderator for review.
By submitting your information you agree to our Privacy and Cookie Policy.

Report comment to moderator

Required fields.

Headline

Healthcare Commission to investigate mental health trust

Comment

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

required
required
required
required