"Lack Of Support."

About: Three Towns Resource Centre / General Psychiatry

(as the patient),

Why are others facing the same disrespect and lack of concern? I have read other experiences on these pages and I can relate with the lack of support. At least another three tell of a lack of support, concern and respect. I was only diagnosed after a 3 month stay in hospital last year, Life is difficult enough trying to live with diagnoses, I was told in Hospital that your CPN was there to support you, then I had phone calls that were never returned and now I haven't heard from them in 4 to 5 weeks. Is it the reality that the CPN staff are over worked and seriously under staffed? I don't believe for one minute theyre not in this line of work to help and make a difference. I only ever contacted my CPN if I really needed to, I could go months without even a call, when I really did need them? ? They couldn't even return my calls? ? I would like to believe that this is due to their extremely high work load and that they deal with patients who must be more deserving than me. When I did see the CPN he was a gentleman

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Response from Eunice Goodwin, Patient Feedback Manager for NHS Ayrshire and Arran, Quality Improvement and Governance Team, NHS Ayrshire and Arran We are preparing to make a change

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Dear simmy,

I am so sorry that you have an experienced which has left you feeling poorly supported. I have passed this to the Senior Manager and it has been agreed to look into this to see what we can learn and change as a result of the posts such as yours. Thank you for contacting us off-line as well as via PO, someone will call you this afternoon to discuss your needs.

Best wishes,

Eunice

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Response from Eunice Goodwin, Patient Feedback Manager for NHS Ayrshire and Arran, Quality Improvement and Governance Team, NHS Ayrshire and Arran

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Thank you for contacting us via Patient Opinion. I am delighted to hear that you have spoken to the CMHT Team leader and things are back on track

Kind regards

Sharon

Clinical Operations Manager (North Ayrshire)

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