"Told mental Health issues were not an emergency"
About: 151 Beverley Road 151 Beverley Road Hull HU3 1TY
Posted by HullGirl (as ),
My partner is suffering with severe anxiety attacks making him agoraphobic. I called my GP's practice to make an emergency appointment as the situation has gotten worse and my partner's medication had ran out and needed either more of the same or a different medication. He is also currently on the waiting list for treatment with the local mental health team. When I called the surgery asking for an emergency appointment I was told that mental health issues were not classed as an emergency and would only be dealt with over the phone as physical health is not at risk. I find this shocking and appalling.