"Rude horrible doctor at badger centre"

About: Good Hope Hospital

I visited the badger centre today as I have ran out of my anti depressants due to being run off my feet, I have to leave home at 8 am in the morning and have just not got round to ordering my repeat prescription, as I am at college all day and do not get home until gone 6 pm, it's no excuse but running a home, looking after my kids on my own and college leaves me exhausted , and to get a doctors appointment you have to call at 8 am which is wen I'm leaving the house.

I was feeling not so good for having gone without my tablets and I left feeling even worse, the doctor was horrible and tried to say I was blaming the doctors for me not having my medicine. I never once blamed the doctors and then the doctor basically implies if I don't get my medication on time social services will take my children, or my children's dad will take them. I never realised suffering from depression was a crime and my children are well looked after, despite the depression, how dare the doctor. I am disgusted with his attitude. The doctor has now left me worried that they are going to call social services on me, and for what? Because I struggle to get my medication on time. I will think twice in future about using this badger centre or trusting doctors.

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Response from Margaret Mitchell, Deputy head for patient services, Heart Of England NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Anonymous, I hope you have now been able to sort out your medication with your GP. The Badger Service is not a service provided by the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust and you may wish to contact the Badger Out of Hours service directly or discuss this with your and I have provided you with their email address if you wish to us this.


Kind regards

Margaret Mitchell

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