I am a Consultant Psychiatrist based at Berrywood Hospital, Northampton. I work full-time and look after all patients on Cove Ward. I am also responsible for half of the inpatients on Harbour Ward. I chose working on the wards over community as I find this role to be much more exciting, challenging and rewarding. I really enjoy my role and try my best to give a high quality and holistic service to all my patients and their carers.
I feel that I have been listened to, but sometimes our wishes are not always communicated to various teams/changeover of staff. I recognise the difficulties for the staff on this - they are dealing with many patients and the paperwork it generates. It is sad to observe some patients not engaged and left alone for long periods of time.
Doctor is getting to know me, so asking (good) questions and listening and observing diligently. Improvement if he had taken all relevant past notes into a/c i.e. reviewed prior to our meeting.
Absolutely shocked at the lack of professionalism, he doesn't care about his patients at all, just discharges then as soon as he can, without administrating their problems, my relative has mental health issues, he didn't care at all about my relatives problems, even though his mental state was dangerous, just discharged him and didn't even notify me, considering I'm the next of kin i found this ridiculous. This doctor needs a serious review before his actions have irreversible affect on someones life.