"Mental health care"

About: Ayrshire Central Hospital / General Psychiatry Crosshouse Hospital / General Psychiatry

(as the patient),

I had a breakdown and resorted to alcohol. I was assigned an addiction nurse and three weeks later I was visited. After telling the nurse that, I not convinced as to the problem being alcohol and that I hadn't drank since the breakdown (stress and anxiety). The nurse breathalysed me which shocked me into complying. As I recovered my facilities I became anxious for the nurse to just leave.

I am still awaiting a community mental health nurse four months later, despite an attempted suicide in December.

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Response from Carol Fisher, Senior Manager Mental Health Services,, Mental Health Services, South Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership

Dear gsf1250,

I am sorry to hear that you are unhappy with the response you have had from Mental Health and Addiction Services. If you would like to speak with someone today please call me on 01563 826347 and I will arrange for someone to speak with you.

kind regards

Carol Fisher

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