"Should I ever find myself in a similar situation I'll take my chances at home"
About: Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust / Crisis resolution Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Crisis resolution Lincoln LN4 2HN Pilgrim Hospital / Accident and emergency Pilgrim Hospital Accident and emergency Boston PE21 9QS
Posted by Patient1781 (as ),
I made an attempt on my life by taking an overdose, my friend brought me to the hospital and we waited two hours to be seen by a doctor despite me barely being able to stay conscious. Once the doctor had taken my bloods we waited a further five hours and only after asking the receptionist was I informed that my bloods were ok and I was waiting for the crisis team. Me and my friend waited in total 7 hours to be seen by the crisis team, whom the receptionist had to call twice in an attempt to hurry them up, by which point the crisis had passed. I was very disturbed by this as many people wouldn't have waited the seven hours and would have left without receiving the support they needed. I was very disappointed in the care I received and should I ever find myself in a similar situation I'll take my chances at home.