I Told You So….. Grrr…

Dr And Patient
Dr And Patient

It’s good to see The Echo covering this story.

They even had a reporter present when I expressed my profound disappointment with Southern Health for failing to provide adequate local facilities to cope with people suffering acute mental health issues.

I like to think my time is well spent but I do sometimes question whether there is any value in the Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee at Hampshire County Council.

We all saw problems were going to arise when Southern Health announced a reduction in beds.

We didn’t believe that enhanced care in the community would entirely fulfil the needs of local people, especially with demand rising year on year.

I will credit Dr Julian Lewis… even he turned up at the committee and said much the same thing… but Southern Health went ahead and cut the bed numbers and are now sending people out of Hampshire or paying 50% for private health provision.

I can’t blame the current Chief Executive.

He is trying to rectify the situation.

The problem with NHS Trusts is that they often don’t listen and those that are accountable, very often simply move on elsewhere.

https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/…/17931260.southern-health-nhs…/

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