"I remember how they made me feel."
About: Aberdeen Royal Infirmary / Emergency Medicine Aberdeen Royal Infirmary Emergency Medicine AB25 2ZN
Posted by AberdeenAngel (as ),
I frequently need access to support during a mental health crisis and have attended ARI several times.
The A&E receptionists are nothing short of incredible! They do a hard job and need a lot of patience and understanding. Due to the fact at times I’m a bit of a “frequent flyer” the receptionists do know me.
It is appreciated, when I’m distressed, generally I don’t have to tell them an awful lot. All I have to tell them is whether I have an appointment or I need A&E. It is very clear to me, they have an understanding of people like me who do need Unscheduled Care regularly.
I’m not good at remembering names I apologise but, I do remember faces and I remember how they made me feel. I hope that is remembered and they keep it up as, it makes such a difference to people who are in crisis that, the first person they spoke to was compassionate and understanding.