"care in Durham Prison for cluster headaches"

About: Bishop Auckland Hospital HMP Durham

(as a parent/guardian),

My son is on remand in H. M. P. , Durham.

He has suffered with a very painful condition, and saw a specialist at Bishop Aukland

Hospital last year. who prescribed him injections to give himself. He has cluster headaches which are likened to labour pains, are called suicide headaches as the pain is so bad. The doctor in prison has made enquiries and did prescribe him the treatment for when the headaches were bad.

The prison authorities were told he must have them available at all times.

I had a phone call from him yesterday, he was agitated as he had very bad pains, and the injections had run out, and he was suffering badly. I think the prescription should have been renewed and the treatment there for him.

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Response from Bishop Auckland Hospital

Thank you for providing feedback on your son's experience with the care he has received from Durham Prison. Unfortunately we do not manage the care provided in the prison but if you would like to send an email to the address below they should be able to help with your concern - she is based at the prison and is part of Care UK linzi.quinn@careuk.com Patient Experience Team County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust Tel: 0800 7835774

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