Poole is the one that I don't have a problem with. Royal Bournemouth Hospital comes under Bournemouth and Christchurch NHS Trust. St. Ann's and Forston Clinic come under Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust.You could try making a complaint at the link below, but please be aware it is not secure. Probably to put complainants off using it.
Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: Making a Complaint
They will also have a complaints log. They have to respond to any complaints that are logged. Works well especially when you inform your MP as well.Poole is the one that I don't have a problem with. Royal Bournemouth Hospital comes under Bournemouth and Christchurch NHS Trust. St. Ann's and Forston Clinic come under Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust.
Probably too late now. I have mentioned it to the Community Mental Health Team but never made a formal complaint. Frankly I was too tired and stressed to do it.They will also have a complaints log. They have to respond to any complaints that are logged. Works well especially when you inform your MP as well.
its not to late, someone else could be at risk please log it here.Probably too late now. I have mentioned it to the Community Mental Health Team but never made a formal complaint. Frankly I was too tired and stressed to do it.
Probably too late now. I have mentioned it to the Community Mental Health Team but never made a formal complaint. Frankly I was too tired and stressed to do it.
There are different types of Section that I have encountered. As posted above s135 and s136 are police powers to Section in the home or outside. There is a nurses section, which lasts up to 8 hours - when our lass was admitted to Forston Clinic in January she went as an informal patient, ie not under Section. When she tried to leave she was put under the temporary Nurses Section until a doctor was called.Unless I've missed something, I thought a panel of three psychiatrists was required to detain someone under the Mental Health Act?
50% above statutory redundancy rates. So no, not really. I could possibly claim that I was incapable of signing the form as I was signed off work for the first time in my life with stress and mental exhaustion following our lass's hospital admission (this was her admission 2 years ago - it all gets rather confusing). However they will say that I had legal advice, paid for by them, so tough.I would assume that you were appropriately compensated in exchange for non-disclosure?
Tell them to poke it, non-disclosure of their own failures to act properly and/or attempt to cover them up might be construed to be witholding evidence.However they will say that I had legal advice, paid for by them, so tough.
My experiences confirm that the NHS mental health staff are clowns and not worth bothering with.
Seeing as their role involves people in need of urgent care its more accurate to describe them as dangerous clowns.
For those who don't know, our lass has been in hospital since the start of June. She has been discharged twice, but was readmitted after eight and four days respectively. She has had a longstanding diagnosis of depression with psychotic episodes but this has recently been changed to something that I'm not prepared to discuss yet.
Her oldest friend said that I could write a book about our experiences so here are a few of the completely true things that have happened over the last four months.
Dorset has an out of hours helpline for people who have mental health problems called the Connections Team. They aren't very good. The first time that I had dealings with them they advised her to drink hot milk and honey to help her sleep. That obviously didn't work and the police picked her up at Bournemouth coach station.
There was the time when she was having an episode outside and the Connections team were on the point of sending the police to Section her on the street. However when I finally managed to persuade her to go home they accused her of care seeking and put the phone down on her. She did another runner and ended up at the police station. The police took her to a friend's house and a few hours later they called an ambulance.
The most recent one involved being on the phone to the Connections Team half the night. At 0715 she ran out of the flat and they told me to phone the police. I did but they weren't interested as she was just standing outside so I phoned for an ambulance. The ambulance arrived at 0745 and she refused to get in as she thought it was a fake ambulance. The ambulance phoned the Connections Team and they said, and I kid you not, can you phone back after 0830 when the Home Treatment Team get in? It was a Friday morning, pissing down with rain, and a one way street with lots of parked cars and nowhere for traffic to get past the ambulance. The ambulance crew phoned the police and the WPC who had picked her up from Bournemouth coach station was the one who took her, me and a paramedic to A&E.
After assessment in A&E she will be transferred to the Acute Medical Unit before going to St. Ann's in Poole, or once to the Forston Clinic outside Dorchester, as was the case back in January. I've mentioned elsewhere how she spent four days in a side room in Bournemouth AMU where she wasn't washed, didn't change her clothes and was wearing a five day old sanitary towel. She was in no condition to help herself and on an almost empty ward none of our heroic NHS staff could be arsed to help her. I was only able to visit her on her last day there because of COVID restrictions, and I have to wonder what other inappropriate behaviour they got away with using that excuse. Her next stay was at Poole AMU, and again she was in a side room, and had a nurse sat with her 24/7. Poole hospital were bloody wonderful. Her last stay was at Bournemouth AMU and this time I read the lazy bastards the riot act when she was admitted.
She was admitted to St. Ann's from Poole at midnight on a Friday. At 1100 on Saturday our lass phoned me from St. Ann's. "Can you bring my meds in?" "Why?" "They don't have any."
She put me on to a nurse who told me that they didn't have her meds in the cupboard and that the pharmacy was closed on a weekend. So yes, I had to head over to a hospital that doesn't do medication on a weekend.
My boss is an American from Oregon. When he first came to the U.K. he was very critical of the US health care system compared to the NHS.£140bn(+) a year in budgetary expenditure - remind me why folks were clapping the 'untouchables' again?