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CC: PHC I think PHC implementing some sort of routine treatment programme can only be a good thing. More stricter routine and regulation of what people particpate in can only help them, plus further more advanced education making people aware of mental health issues they face. The fact that these things weren't mandatory on the day ward is causing them (and patients) a problem. Patients there need to be forced into a constructive educational routine (classroom) and activities whether they like it or not, with no structured plan or strategy, patients can't attain any positive results in treatment. IMHO every patient should have a personal action plan, forcing them to take responsibility for their treatment, where they identify issues they face (self awareness) and implementing solutions that improve their health, that way the framework is more flexible and caters to each individual and the increased probability they will see beneficial results. To say that all patients should take responsibility for their health (off the bat) as some top NHS directors have claimed recentely is irresponsible. What patients need are plans and goals, the PHC day ward has none of these. They (patients) can't do it for themselves otherwise they wouldn't be there.

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Response from Marion Christopher, Patient Experience Coordinator, PALS & Complaints, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust We are preparing to make a change

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments on the website.

Your views about a well structured environment and everyone having a care plan which supports their needs are very welcome.

In order to move to this type of service we will be establishing a project group and you are very welcome to be a member, if your time and commitments allow.

Please contact me on Lincoln 01522 526827 if you wish to discuss further.

Thank you once again.

Mary Quint

General Manager

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Response from Acute Mental Health Unit & Day Hospital

I am sorry that we have been unable to respond to your comment until now, this has been due to a technical problem. Thank you for taking the time to feedback about the Peter Hodgkinson Centre, your comments have been fed back to the Team Leader for the Centre. Marion Christopher, Patient Experience Coordinator

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