"Worried about my sister and appalled by the lack of care shown to her"
About: Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust / Adult mental health Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Adult mental health Lincoln LN4 2HN
Posted by didi (as ),
My sister has very bad depression. She spends all day in bed and cannot do her shopping, go out etc. She is very suicidal.
She is under the care of a CPN and a psychiatrist and informed them several months ago that her depression was getting worse. Her medication has just been increased - without anyone seeing her -and her next appointment to see anyone is in two months time. No one is monitoring her condition, no-one is even following the most basic of NICE guidelines which state that increases in medication should be monitored for a range of very good reasons.
I am absolutelutely disgusted that a severely depressed woman is left for two months without any contact from the so called caring professionals.
No wonder suicide rates are not dropping if this is the care that patients at risk of suicide get.