"Wigan - Home Treatment Team"
About: North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Warrington WA2 8WA
Posted by Cameron (as ),
After much deliberation, and after overcoming the fear of ringing the number on the acute care pathway I was rewarded with a practitioner that I would describe as unfriendly, dismissive, unhelpful and generally unsympathetic. In my opinion, this person's whole general attitude was - why are you calling us?
It is interesting that due to lack of intervention at this stage, the police officers that were later called by a concerned friend had more time, compassion, and seemingly more knowledge and training than the so called specialist I spoke to.
I have heard countless horror stories about crisis lines, and like many of my peers, I have vowed to never risk calling them again.
PS Well done to the police officers, they had the time - even on a busy saturday night to actually care about my safety. Perhaps we could train some of our nurse practitoner's on police courses.