"Mother was admitted due to mental health problems"

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My mother has repeatedly been sent to A+E due to mental health problems in which she was seen to be a harm to herself and others. This has happened around 9 times since the christmas period and many before. On one occasion she was discharged within a matter of hours and only on one occasion was she there for a number of days after agreeing to stay. However this happened again yesterday around 11 o clock at night, my father said she has to stay and instead of staying in A+E she was taken to the local police station as she was not safe in A+E. She was discharged from the police station only two hours ago. The doctors from what i have heard do not care and they seem to not be communicating with each other. I know myself communication is key whilst working for the NHS as I myself work for the NHS I think it is absolutly diabolicle. If it was their family member would they do the same? No they would not.

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Response from Royal Oldham Hospital

We are sorry to read your comments regarding your mothers visit to the Accident and Emergency department at the Royal Oldham Hospital. If you wish to discuss your concerns, please contact the Patients Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) on 0161 604 5897. We will also forward your comment to the department manager.

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