"Support for working parents"
About: Birmingham Children's Hospital Birmingham Children's Hospital Birmingham B4 6NH
Posted by Anonymous
My daughter is seen by the Birmingham CAMHS team; there is little or no support anymore to enable parents, single or otherwise to attend appointments with their children without risking their employment status. I used to get good support with this but her Consultant left and the secretarys tell me they are powerless to help. When I cancel appointments I cannot attend (I do not DNA) I have received a letter saying I have cancelled my appointment "yet again" which I find offensive and unsupportive. Working parents actively contribute to the support of public services and working with us ensures the best care for our children and minimises the additional process and red tape in rearranging and cancelling appointments. The service has failed to regularly update my GP with treatment chenges and progress over the years but has managed to copy my GP into a letter which syas i have cancelled "yet again".