been registered as a patient at the trust for years whilst all the clinicians I met there failed to identify that I've autism with which I was diagnosed recently by a specialist team. Upon arrival, I was body and bag searched extensively by a big armed man who gave me a proper shock from the contact. It raised my stress levels for days after. But leaving this initial shock and disappointment aside, I then met two psychiatrists who demonstrated a complete oblivion about autism and how it affects me and what it means to the way I communication. Having been scarred badly by my previous treatments at the trust which failed to notice and adjust to my autism resulting in a medical trauma and CPTSD symptoms, I do not feel safe to use this service. I saw no evidence of reasonable adjustments at the place nor special autism training in the clinicians as required under the autism act and I genuinely do not believe that they understood my mental health needs at all. Twitter is better help to autistic patients with mental health needs in my opinion, I have found a lot more care there in my experience. I keep being referred to PALS for my issues which is of no use as they do nothing about them. I do not recommend autistic people use this service. It is unhealthy, unfriendly and untherapeuric.
health and welfare. I have better therapeutic relationships with the security staff than the clinicians. The only clinician who treats you as a human being is Duty Nurse. No continuity of care. Have had to chase every referral and effectively be my own CPN. Have spoken with so many women in the waiting area in similar states of distress at the condescending and dehumanising treatment.
was told it would be delivered then later on in the day a staff member calls asking me to pick it up, stating some guff about timing. I didnt beleive them, i got the impression they didnt want to come out to deliver the meds. It's almost as if it is standard practice to act disingenuously in an attempt to shirk responsibility, much like a chancer would do. Again staff phoned asking to come in (expecting me to drop everything) saying. consultant doesnt come every day so as he is here its best if you see him today. i said i can't come today. Then later on in the day, they turn up at my house unannounced. Again chancers, shirking responsibility. fundamental lack of consideration that patients have lives too. There is inherent in such behaviour a disdain for patients which demonstrates a mentality of their time is not as valuable ours.
Every interaction with this service is detrimental to my mental health and welfare. I have better therapeutic relationships with the security staff than the clinicians. The only clinician who treats...