"Mixed mental health care in leeds"
About: Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust / Adult mental health Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Adult mental health LS15 8ZB Leeds General Infirmary Leeds General Infirmary Leeds LS1 3EX Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust Wakefield WF2 0XQ
Posted by HM (as ),
This is quite a long story. Basically I have long term mental health problems (recently diagnosed schizophrenia, following long term psychosis, and depression). I take anti psychotic and anti depressant medication.
I became very distressed a few weeks ago due to hallucinations and delusions and took an overdose. My friend phoned an ambulance for me. When the paramedics arrived I told them they had the wrong house then locked myself in the bathroom as I wanted to be left alone. They were very good with me - very professional, explaining that they had a duty of care so I went to hospital with them.
Whilst I was at hospital one of the nurses was very rude telling me I wasn't big or clever, so I discharged my self (by pretty much running away when no one was watching) I was extremely distressed and in leeds city centre, by myself, in the middle of the night. I managed to get a taxi home. The hospital then sent the police to pick me up. However I didnt want to go back and they couldnt make me as I wasnt under section. The police were very caring, unlike the nurse at Leeds General Infirmary who I feel was extremely rude and unprofessional.
Anyhow, I ended up being admitted to day hospital and was told I meet the criteria for schizophrenia. This has been a very difficult time for me. The experience was made less upsetting however, through the kindness of the paramedics and police.
Thanks for reading.