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Mental health services

On 18 Oct 2016 at 8:16am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
A review into 10 deaths has been critical of the shambles that is Sussex Partnership.
I'm frankly not surprised. Hardly any patients seem to get regular visits when they're out of hospital, the organisation is shambolic, and they never seem to respond when concerns are raised. Lots of patients don't even have a named staff member to contact if their health is worsening, just a consultant who is in charge of their case and who they might see just twice a year.

People get no support when their condition starts to deteriorate and often end up on an acute ward as a result. People in crisis are often placed hundred of miles away, because there aren't enough beds in Sussex.
I wonder how many patients have died because of this mismanagement and under-funding?

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On 18 Oct 2016 at 9:04am Old bike wrote:
Fortunately, most of the really unhinged ones spend most of their time behind their keyboards, posting on this forum, so don't pose any real threat.
The threat of being killed by a mentally ill patient has gone down. Who says there is no comfort in this world?
On 18 Oct 2016 at 9:08am Resident of Lewes wrote:
Thanks for the heads up on this ACT. It's now leading the BBC news. (It must be bad! )Yet another failing of the vulnerable. We truly live in a cruel society. And there was Hunt on the news last night spouting his smooth and odious bile and Theresa May refusing any extra funding for the NHS. I despair. At
least Corbyn is adamant about supporting the NHS in his pledges. At present it is being taken from us bit by insidious bit.
On 18 Oct 2016 at 10:31am A Person wrote:
Yes, that's the full set of deplorable Sussex health provision now, isn't it? Hospitals in special measures, bankrupts sucking money from the non-acute ambulances, acute ambulances in crisis and the Southern Health community trust finally ejecting their CEO after years of failures. Fantastic.
On 18 Oct 2016 at 10:49am Nurse wrote:
I'm a senior nurse.
And I can tell you all that Government plan is to run the NHS completely in to the ground so that they can pretend to the public that the NHS isn't working any more and then once NHS services are at their absolute worst (through lack of funding) they can get the public onside to privatise our healthcare system.
The long term plan is to privatise the NHS. The government absolutely hates the NHS, it is a weight around it's neck. The only thing that stops them privatising our system is the knowledge that there would be a nationwide public outcry. So they need to grind the system to a halt by underfunding it and then start trying to convince the public we'd all be better off if we got rid of the NHS and went with private health plans.
Wait and see......it'll happen in the next few years. Those of us working in the NHS already know this.
On 18 Oct 2016 at 11:51am A Person wrote:
Yes, you're right of course, Nurse.
On 18 Oct 2016 at 1:38pm Ghost of Maggie wrote:
Just rejoice and be thankful that Hellingly and Laughton are long closed, and Victorian Values are taking off.
On 18 Oct 2016 at 2:26pm Amon Wildes wrote:
I think you'all find that Helli Glynis actually open and fully functioning albeit as a medium secure unit. Nurse is so right. They wish to privatise the lot. However, just look at the mess the ambulance service is in having hived off work to private companies. Don'5 even ask about the Probation Service - the full horror of,that half pricitisation will be abundantly clear in a year or so, if not sooner.
If you want to see the full horror of a private health care system, try living in the US. No job, you can'5 afford a comprehensive insurance policy, so very basic healthcare at best. Obama care is better than than the minimal basic care before, but not much. if you can't pay for. full insurance cover, just imagine the cost of having a baby etc. As to chronic conditions, if they are ongoing, your insurance centrally stops paying out. I know, I have lived there. Why do you think so many Americans have to sell their houses - often to pay for medical bills. It'/ the main cause of bancruptsy in the States.
Before slagging off our local services, try asking people working there - they are desperately short of staff and money. They are doing their best with intolerable problems due to chronic underfunding. It's only due to staff working their butts off that things aren't worse....
On 18 Oct 2016 at 3:31pm Down, down, down wrote:
And once there are restrictions on people coming here from other countries to work, the NHS will stop functioning altogether. The Tories must be rubbing their hands together with glee... their plan is working!
On 18 Oct 2016 at 3:40pm . wrote:
Down Down Down you do realise we have 1 million people aged 16-24 not in education, training or work. And you think we need to keep importing people?
On 18 Oct 2016 at 4:25pm tina wrote:
I'm really trying not to be political here. But honestly I don't think there's a chance for the NHS unless Corbyn who is obviously totally committed to it gains power. Otherwise its days are numbered and frankly the prospect terrifies me. It's one of the finest things about the UK but is hated by the money men and their craven political minions who can't wait to get their hands on the money. And they've already started!
On 18 Oct 2016 at 5:03pm Helli Glynis wrote:
It's a tiny secure unit surrounded by hundreds of houses, maybe a thousand people there - nothing has changed really - they must be mad to live there . Kind regards.
On 18 Oct 2016 at 5:55pm Mark wrote:
Spot on fellow senior nurse. We see it happening every day on our wards and it was painful listening to poor old Colm on the Today programme. He's a superb manager and he took it all on the chin with great nobility. We'll need to get used to the transition as people stop lauding the NHS and start to increasingly complain about it. Hunt's strategy is clever but he's going to have lots of blood on his hands in the form of avoidable deaths as things move on and we (ordinary people) lose the benefit of having one of the least expensive per capita health services in the world.
On 18 Oct 2016 at 6:02pm The Greek wrote:
Virtually all NHS trusts were in surplus before 2010. Now all but 2 are in deficit. The botched Lansley Health & Social Care bill which introduced CCGs to blame. Of course it is intentional winding down of the NHS by the Tories. It is the last bastion of the state that they have yet to tackle, along with education which they are getting to task with. The thorn in their side is that it is one of the best systems in the world for value for money and outcomes. This doesn't fit into their "small state" mantra. It is closure by stealth. I have been saying this for years. It's going the same way as British Rail and look how great privatisation has been there...
If you think the Tories will look after the NHS then you are a special kind of stupid.
On 19 Oct 2016 at 11:34am Down, Down, Down wrote:
Do you seriously think the 1 million 16 to 24 year olds want to work increasingly long hours and get screwed by Jeremy Hunt and his ilk? Did you not see the photo after Brexit of the people who actually do work in our hospitals - 80% (maybe more) from overseas & you should thank them.
On 19 Oct 2016 at 1:51pm . wrote:
Actually 3.6% of NHS workforce is from the EU and 5.4% are commonwealth nationals - Fullfact
Learn some facts and stop posting stupid propaganda.
On 19 Oct 2016 at 5:05pm Amon wildes wrote:
So that makes 10% of NHS workers come from abroad. Not exactly a huge number then. We need many more skilled people to work in the NHS and the past two governments have done nothing to train up more people here. Jeremy Hunt's promise of more doctors will take nearly 7 years. Who will fill the gap? Well, Doctors from countries that can't really afford to lose them. What a nonsense. Andrew Lansley did more harm to the NHS than anybody in the last 10 years and this current government is going to do even more harm. Be afraid, be very afraid.
On 22 Oct 2016 at 2:58pm wanderer wrote:
I am perfectly happy with the mental health team in sussex ,
service and times have both been excellent

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