"My sister's terrible on going experiences with mental health care in South London "
About: Inpatient mental health care (Southwark) Inpatient mental health care (Southwark) SE5 8AZ
Posted by mattyp (as ),
My sister suffered serious injuries many years ago due to a lack of care in the Maudsley. This was twenty years ago but my family have been to hell and back.
She was in a care home for the last couple of years in Lewisham but as far as I'm aware she spent most of the time sitting in a room all day or in the garden smoking. She was very unhappy there and it made her very ill.
Again, she was put in Lewisham hospital mental health unit, my mother was at her wits end, it seemed to us that no one really wanted to help and next thing we know she been put back in the Maudsley without us being contacted. It felt to us like Lewisham wanted to wash their hands of her due to her many issues and disability. As you can imagine after what happened there, we felt this was unacceptable.
My mother has been broken down herself by all this and really dosent know who to trust or where to turn any more after endless meetings to try a find my sister a new home that's suitable. It feels to us that no one really wants to take responsibilty .