"Lack of Compassion from Acute Liaison Psychiatry..."

About: St James's University Hospital

I attended A&E due to feeling extremely suicidal. I had previously attempted suicide and having survived was told I must tell others if I was to feel that desperate again. I attended the hospital really afraid I may take my life. The staff were rude and uncaring towards me. They seemed to have no respect for me or my survival. I was discharged feeling desperately frightened. I guess if I ended up killing myself they would just say that they felt I could keep myself safe. I wonder of they had a relative who was very suicidal if they would want them to be treated like that. - I very much doubt it. it is a very sad situation and one that I have heard from other people who have attended A&E when frightened and suicidal.

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Response from Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Dear Anonymous

Thank you for posting your comment. We are very sorry to hear about your experience. A member of the clinical team would welcome the opportunity to discuss this with you on an individual basis. If you would like to discuss this further please contact the Trust's Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) on 0113 2067168 or email patient.relations@leedsth.nhs.uk.