"No existent community mental health"
About: Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust West Malling ME19 4AX
Posted by Anonymous
Following my discharge from hospital I have received virtually no support from mental health services responsible for West Kent.
I had to have argument with my 'no care' coordinator to get an appointment with a psychiatrist.
I was experiencing hypomania but there was no mention that I may have bipolar disorder.
I was offered no further appointments and ended up paying to see a private psychiatrist.
The care coordinator did not contact me for over a month, they then got the time of the appointment wrong and then didn't turn up at all.
I requested a change of care coordinator but have still yet to be contacted by anyone.
The care post discharge is shocking. I work on national guidelines for health conditions and I think in West Kent they are being used to wedge open doors and rather than to improve patients outcomes.
Shame you cant give a rating of 'no stars'