"Great care from the psychiatric team when I need it most"
About: Crosshouse Hospital / General Psychiatry Crosshouse Hospital General Psychiatry KA2 0BE
Posted by Sun42 (as ),
I get care for my bi-polar from Dr Lewis, who I think is great. Over the Christmas period, I get much worse, and have more episodes than at any other time. I have to have extra help over that time, and I need my medication dose increasing. I get excellent care from Dr Lewis, who has helped me to manage my condition better, and so I have been able to reduce my medication under his care.
This is my 4th year of care, and each year I get better and have reduced symptoms. Ayrshire and Arran are excellent. The CPN team come out to see me every few days over the Christmas period, to support me. If my wife or I need them, they will come at any point. They are fantastic, and we couldn't do it without them,
I don't find it necessary to use the CPN team during the rest of the year, but it's good to know that my wife or I could contact them at any point, if we needed to. It's so reassuring for us both that every year in November, an action plan is put in place for the coming Christmas period. I can't speak highly enough of everyone from the team who is involved.