"Disappointment at services offered"
About: West London Mental Health NHS Trust West London Mental Health NHS Trust Southall UB1 3EU
Posted by me most of the time (as ),
I am writing to inform you of my sheer disappointment of the so called services you appear to say you provide. I was referred to the Hounslow Home Treatment Team (HHTT) after an A&E visit in August. Your staff are of course polite and helpful but they have not been able to offer me any real help. For example:
- Medication review – they observed my dosage – made one recommendation but would not adjust my meds - so this isn’t a meds review – more a meds observation. I was told by my initial HHTT carer that meds could possibly be adjusted – not at all true.
- I’m alcohol dependent – 1x bottle of wine a night (not the worst case you’d agree). I stated that in the past my psychiatrist prescribed Xanax to overcome alcohol withdrawal and that I wanted to try this method once more. I was told of the withdrawal symptoms of coming of a benzodiazepine (which I already know and have dealt with with ease in the past). The HHTT physiatrist was not / could not prescribe this – instead I was told to reach out to some clinic in Hounslow called ‘I hear’. Tried to call them – nothing – no one answered. I was hoping you organisation had some continuity I. e. sorting this out for me but alas and very disappoint no.
- General: I was given silly talk about reducing my drink one glass at a time per week – please I know this already. I was told drink disturbs sleep! I was told my Bi-Polar could be passed on to my children (hereditary). This I know and how can this make me feel better? More importantly mental illness is more often than not passed on via gene expression i. e. children’s mental biochemistry in an awful prolonged situation of abuse (in my case) can change – good/healthy environments for children can greatly lesson the possibility of hereditary mental illness.
I now feel after my most recent visit completely let down, abandoned and lost – your team appear to be bean counters / box tickers - they cannot really help anyone in a pragmatic manner – I’m back to square one – afraid, confused, and unstable.