"Self harm and A&E"

About: Royal Preston Hospital / Accident and emergency

(as the patient),

I suffer from long term mental health problems and over the past year I have had to attend A&E numerous times due to quite severe self harm.

On the whole the nursing staff at Royal Preston A&E have been excellent; very empathetic and have treated me with care and respect - which is a vast improvement from a number of years ago when I was made to feel like a complete waste of time and space every time I ended up in hospital.

The doctors who have dealt with my injuries have also been absolutely amazing, and in my opinion much more understanding and respectful than psychiatric doctors who (ironically and supposedly) know much more about mental illness.

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