"Mental health at A&E"

About: Queen's Medical Centre / Accident and emergency

(as the patient),

After not receiving the correct care from my GP, the NHS direct advised me to go to the nearest accident and emergency department and speak to a member of the mental health crisis team. After a four hour wait someone finally came to see me, but all I was told was unless I try to commit suicide there is no help. So in order for me to receive help I have to seriously hurt myself and seriously risk dying? I came out more depressed than when I went in.

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Response from Nottingham University Hospitals Trust

Your post is most concerning. Might you please contact me on 0115 924 9924 ext 67662 or via email to jim.murray@nuh.nhs.uk so we can look into further.

Jim Murray – Clinical lead, Acute Medicine

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