About: West Park Hospital

What do you have to do to be retained in a mental hospital? Walk in dead?! Letting a patient with drug addicition and who's threatening to kill themselves sign out at their own free will! Unbelieveable!

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Response from West Park Hospital

We are sorry to hear of the concerns you have raised here. Please be assured that we assess every patient in the context of risk and likelihood of self-harm before discharge from hospital.

Unfortunately without specific details of the incident it is difficult to provide a detailed response and we would be happy to meet with you to discuss this issue further as we would want to learn from your experience of our services.

If you would like to get in touch please contact Jacqui Dyson Locality Manager for Darlington on 01325 552018 or by e mail Jacqui.dyson@nhs.net

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