"Poor mental health service"
Posted by DissapointedPt (as ),
I have been in the mental health system for a long time. However I have not been seen by a psychiatrist in over a year. My appointment earlier this year was cancelled due to there being no psychs (not that I’ve ever seen the same one twice! ). Today I attended an open clinic appointment, this is how they do things now. I have to wait between 9 and 12 to be seen by someone. When I am finally called in it’s not a psych I see it’s a nurse. I mean no disrespect to nurses as I am one myself; This puts me in the position of knowing what they can and can’t do, what the limitations are. I was told that I am doing fine that I don’t need to be under psychiatric care, I have a psychiatric condition I absolutely do. I wanted to discuss my meds and make changes which a nurse cannot do unless they are a prescriber. It now looks like I’m going to be discharged from services without even being seen by a doctor.