"I have had enough"
About: North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Warrington WA2 8WA
Posted by Exhausted Carer (as ),
I have entered this under the title of 'suggestion'. Well here it is - a person who suffers with mental illness to the extent that they have been prescribed anti psychotic medication requires professional care, support and therapy.
Suggestion - Provide it.
My husband's CPN (Community Psychiatric Nurse) retired over 12 months ago and he is still waiting to be assigned to another nurse. The trust, 5 Boroughs, are more than aware of this as he has complained a number of times but has now been told there isn't enough CPN's so you may not get one.
Is it the policy of 5 Boroughs to therefore cast seriously ill people to one side and expect their partner's to provide the treatment? If so, I am advising 5 Boroughs that most carers do NOT have the training, experience or strength to do this in addition to being responsible for everything else within a household.
Another suggestion - If a carer tries to apply for the carer's grant via email, to pay for a weekend respite, have the decency to answer the email.
My husband has been left without the necessary care and treatment identified by 5 Boroughs and as a carer, I feel I have been completely ignored. I am exhausted and on the point of a breakdown myself. I am also angry and dismayed.
I am now taking advice as to what my husband is legally entitled to.