"My daughter keeps trying to kill her self and..."

My daughter has been in your hospital and she recovered in her own time but she felt like they were rushing her to discharge I understand that as soon as people are getting better you discharge them but she can't cope in the community or with the support in the community I've been back and forth telling use what she's doing and how paranoid she is and your sending her straight back she is not safe in the community but you won't let her in hospital how does that work she knows her own mind if she I thinks it's the right decision to recover in hospital then why not let her it's all about the money and communication between staff I have a lot more to say on this matter and would like you to get in touch

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Response from Roseberry Park

We are sorry that you feel the care that your daughter fell short of the standards that we would seek to deliver.

Our inpatient wards and community teams work collaboratively with patients, and their carers, to plan care and recovery goals. The subsequent care plans identify the evidence based clinical interventions necessary to support patients to reach their identified goals. Staff also aim to support patients to address and manage difficulties, and to develop the skills necessary for this. Current evidence suggests that for patients to have the best outcome in terms of recovery, community based interventions are most successful.

We understand that the transition for patients from inpatient to community services can be a difficult time. Community based services would usually offer the appropriate support during this period, to ease this transition. Whilst we appreciate that some patients do prefer a hospital setting, best practice guidelines advise that prolonged admissions are not conducive to overall long term recovery.

Should you wish to discuss your concerns in greater detail please get in touch with us by contacting Corinne Aspel Senior Nurse Patient and Carer Experience on 0191 333 3566 or by e mail corinne.aspel@nhs.net.

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