"Incredibly depressed since leaving A&E."

About: Queen's Medical Centre

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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. I would seriously recommend going somewhere else if you need to use the crisis team.

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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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