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The Professional assigned to my case did as promised and investigated my background over the years. I was given a lengthy appointment and for once it was not me waffling on endlessly the Doctor led the conversation to get to the points they needed to clarify with me. I was surprised to hear myself talking about issues with my childhood that I had never considered relevant before which bought me to tears. But in a release kind of way. Now there has been further strains on Mental Health Services within the Trust by the closure of another Ward it is more important that Service Users discuss frustrations with their own Professionals because the Sutherland is literally the only place to go in a crisis. My appointment was as old physciartry used to be and that is by trying to get to the bottom of the issues. I was given another appointment not to far away to try and review the treatment and in the meantime I have a very supportive husband.
If you are unhappy with the service then ring them its not difficult to tell a member of staff if you are unhappy with the service in any way. Don't let the Sutherland be one to go or a lot of people are going to be in distress. Leave these reviews they matter to the powers that be. I thank the doctor for their efforts. I find the doctor very comforting.