December 9 2013 Latest news:
Thursday, September 5, 2013
After a coroner criticised a mental health trust for failing a man who jumped to his death from the Castle Mall shopping centre in Norwich, we would like to know your experiences of the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
At an inquest yesterday, Norfolk coroner William Armstrong said there were “fundamental deficiencies” in the way the trust had treated Matthew Dunham, 25.
Mr Armstrong said support had been “fragmented and unco-ordinated” with mental health staff not aware they were treating Mr Dunham at the same time.
He said: “There was no lack of help being given to Mr Dunham, but the care and support was clearly fragmented and unco-ordinated. The evidence reveals problems accessing information and about sharing information. It’s alarming that information about a patient’s care was not being shared.”
He concluded that Mr Dunham intended to kill himself, but added that it was while suffering from a mental disorder and while in receipt of mental health services.
Mental health nurse Derek Mitchell said actions had been put in place to make sure it could not happen again.
But what are your experiences with the Norfolk and Mental Health Trust? Have they provided a good service to your or your loved ones? Or do you have concerns over the care provided?
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