"A&E Visit"

About: Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

I had a dr come to see me in the early hours of the morning, and he was smiling at me, when he asked me why I had taken an overdose. I told him off and to go away. Suicidal attempts aren't something to be smiley about. It's a serious mental health issue, and if an a&e dr thinks that it's something to smile about, then they're in the wrong job.

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Response from Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


Thank you for sharing your experience, it can't have been easy writing it given your reason for attending the A&E.

We in no way down play the serious nature of a suicide attempt and I am sorry that is how it came across.

Kind Regards


Richard Chester - deputy director of patient experience

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