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hey say west park is a rehabiltation center but they not properly equipt! I wonder if half of them have the training and knowledge and understanding about addictions? Yes they can be very complex especaily when they be judgementle and put your mental health issues down to drug abuse! When you,ve been diagnosed depression since 15 by every doctor you see. On difeereent medication through out the years! Then in ur late 20,s early thirtys pyscologists in a detox and rehab center down kent says ur showing signs for mild bi polar 1?? I've never heard at this when I got told? Now I know this is like manic depression where u go erractic and drop to really low. I thought to myself yes I've never been in the middle balanced for as long as I can remember? Fair enough coming off drugs can make you go like this! And can be very confusing for mental health nurses to be sure of this. Tell me though how can they predict this is there's not enough staff on or changes all the time?? Also when pyscologists only see you twice in a week n half once when you 1st came in and day before you got discharged with out any discharge plan in place. Yes ill be honest I told them about what i do when I went home fo visit but its like they never gave me a chance. How can you be open and honest about your programme when it feels like you,ve got stigmatised because of this! They do say the start of your recovery starts with you! By admitting you have a problem and being honest so he help and. Support is there for you! Seen one person I noticed straight away eyes pinned scatching more confident! But probaly cos this person doesn't have a opinion or voice like me there just left to just put his head down and hopefully not notice! This is due to cut backs in northeast plus a lot of our services are NHS run now and since they came in What a disaster for us as clients for addiction (neca, westpark) who in the northeast now there's only one spefied rehab in sunderland!

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Response from West Park Hospital

Firstly, Tees Esk and Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust is sorry not to have not responded sooner to your comments as the usual notification process from NHS Choices to the Trust that an opinion had been posted did not occur. Please be assured the Trust is committed to providing quality services and any issues raised are taken seriously and addressed wherever possible. Please contact the PALS freephone 0800 052 0219 or by email tewv.pals@nhs.net In regard to the specific concerns raised in your posting relating to the provision of drug and alcohol rehabilitation; Tees Esk & Wear Valley NHS foundation Trust does not provide addictions specific, rehabilitation in patient care. The rehabilitation ward in West Park is a part of the Durham & Darlington, Adult Mental Health, Rehabilitation and recovery service for those patients suffering enduring mental health conditions, which may include a dual diagnosis of substance misuse. Access to this rehabilitation ward would normally be via referral from within the Trust services.

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