"I found the daily visits intrusive and counter-productive"

About: Rotherham Hospital Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust

(as the patient),

Whilst on Section 17 Care in the Community I was visited by the Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) and Crisis Resolution Team everyday. I found this intrusive and counter-productive.

It is like planting something, and taking it up everyday to examine how its roots are growing. It is better to leave the plant to grow good and strong, watering it regularly.

I was told that I was required to go into Rotherham District General Hospital to try a new drug, Seroquel XL. When in hospital I was under pressure to try another drug called Clozapine - which has a fatality rating of 0.85%.

I find Section 3 very restrictive and provides a carte blanche as regards possible treatment.

All the above is fairly subjective; overall I do appreciate the patience, forbearance, and understanding of all the staff - from medical and nursing to occupational therapy and ancillary.

And I do appreciate the opportunity and facility of professional help to get me "back on my feet" and come through my recent "crisis" and take up again where I left off in life, back to "welcome normality".

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Response from Nick Arkle, Patient Engagement/ Psychosocial Interventions Lead, Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust

Dear magnetic204 Thank you very much for taking the time to post your opinion. The trust welcomes feed back and takes your opinion regarding services very seriously. I am pleased to see that the service has helped you to get "back on your feet". You have raised some interesting points regarding how the Section 17 leave was for you. If you wish to speak to anyone regarding your experience please contact the clinical team you are in contact with, or the Patient Advise and Liaison Service (PALS), who can be contacted on: 0800 0154334 pals@rdash.nhs.uk Wishing you a good Recovery, Nick
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