"leave bed meeting cancelled "
About: Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust / Inpatient mental health care Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust Inpatient mental health care NE3 3XT
Posted by Nona (as ),
In May a meeting was held between service users and the service manager to discuss the situation of people going on leave and their bed being given to someone else. As a result of this meeting it was agreed that senior peopleof Northumberland Tyne & Wear Trust would meet with service users and fully explain the bed situation. This meeting was arranged for Monday 19th July at 1.00 pm. I had an appointment with my psycholigist at this time so I asked if it could be changed in order that I could attend this meeting.
I have been told today that the meeting between service users and trust staff was not going to go ahead as they had other committments. This has been rearranged for 27th July at 3.45. By this time all the original service users, who expressed concerns at the initial meeting will have been discharged.
This has left me feeling demoralised, unimportant and even more convinced that as a service user my views and concerns are of absolutely no interest to senior personnel. who seem to forget that without us service users ,they would not have jobs