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We are very keen that people who use our services tell us about their experiences, good or bad to enable us to learn and improve. If you have used one of our services please visit our services pages, find the service you have used and leave a comment.

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Hey,
I'm pregnant and I have an appointment at home. Is it really need? What I need to do if I don't want that somebody come to my home?

Dear Dzeirana

Thank you for getting in touch with us, I have sent you a personal response by email.

All new mothers-to-be are offered a contact by our health visiting service. Its an opportunity for us to introduce the role of the health visitor, and talk to you about preparing to be a mother.

The health visitors offer advice about your health, and your baby's health including feeding your baby and the support we will be offering you after the baby is born.

If you would prefer not to have a home visit, we can talk to you on the phone if you wish.

The health visitor will visit you at home between 10 and 14 days after your baby is born. This visit follows on from the care your midwife will be giving you and is offered to all mothers and babies.

You can find more information about the health visiting service at http://gwhealth.wpengine.com

Kind regards

Helen Day Barnes
Service Manager

Please can you update your website with the children’s speech therapy drop in sessions from October 2018 onwards. The information on your site currently ended in September. I am looking to attend one of the sessions with my little boy in the near future. Many thanks.

Dear Vanessa

Thank you for getting in touch with us.

The Speech and Language Therapy drop in clinic dates are now live on our website.

Please accept our apologies for the delay in advertising these.

Kind regards

Stephen Whitmore
Director of Children and Young People's Services

I would just like to say that I brought my daughter in after she experienced a very serious episode. The therapist spent an hour with our daughter and then an hour with my partner and I. I can honestly say that it was two amazingly productive hours. Its been a real eyeopener for us and we can now organize ourselves so that hopefully this will not happen again. The therapist was very calm, non-judgmental and very intuitive. I cant praise her enough. Thank you so much.

Dear Jason

Many thanks for taking the time to share your positive experience of Bromley CAMHS - I am glad to hear that you found the session valuable and will ensure your feedback is shared with the clinician in question.

Best wishes

Dominic Leigh
Operational Manager

My daughter is 20. She has downs syndrome. I have asked if she can be assessed for autism for many years. I've been told NO. Apparently people with downs have certain ways like autistic children!
The support is not there and the lovely staff are just that.... lovely. But no help.
I've been told that even if my daughter is diagnosed with autism her behaviour will not change. Therefore my daughter has been treated by professionals as though she is just a person with downs that has behaviour problems. Basically naughty!
What does a mother need to do to get her daughter diagnosed?
I understand there is little funding but single parents still need a little help

Dear Louisa

Greenwich CLDT do assess people with Down's syndrome (and other adults with learning disabilities) for autism if they are referred to the team. A family member, GP or professional can do this, or the person can refer themselves. TLC do not offer this service.

Please refer your daughter to the Greenwich CLDT who will talk more about autism and what they can offer. You can phone them on 0208 921 4860 or email on oxl-tr.cldtteamsupport@nhs.net

Kind regards

Lorraine Regan
Acting Service Director for Greenwich and Trustwide Learning Disabilities

I don't like to complain because I know how hard working and committed NHS staff are but I was upset, and I feel caused unnecessary stress, by my recent experience of getting my medication changed.

The bureaucracy was terrible. It took me seven phone calls, one letter and several emails from my support worker over a two week period. This caused me a lot of anxiety when I have anxiety issues. The fact that two staff said they would get back to me and then failed to do so was particularly disappointing.

Dear Alex

Thank you for your feedback on the service you received under our care. I was concerned to read about your experience and sorry that it left you feeling stressed.

We endeavour to provide the highest standard of care and where we fall short we seek to resolve the matter and to learn in order to improve service user experience now and in the future. Your comments are therefore valued and will contribute.

Please feel free to contact the Bromley Directorate office if you would like to discuss the matter further or just to give us more detail on tel: 020 8301 9455.

Regards

Adrian Dorney
Associate Director
Bromley Directorate

Hi, I would like to book my daughters helath review At 12 month.
I can’t get through to any of the numbers given to me.

Hope you could help me with that.

Dear Aivita

Thank you for contacting us and I am so sorry that there has been a delay in booking your daughters one year review.

I have spoken to you today and I understand that our central administration team have now contacted you and offered an appointment for the 16th October.

Kind regards

Geraldine Meadowcroft
Operational Lead

On millbrook ward they put a dangerous man who tried bullying people, my son nearly had a fight with the man as he was protecting others. The nurses had to split my son and the bully up. The staff then signed my son out wmd told him to go qnd calm down outside because of the tense atmosphere. He even rang the ward whilst he was outside and was told that it was best if he stayed out for a while. Its all wrong

Dear Jan

I am sorry to have read your comments, our wards can become unsettled at times and we try as much as possible to ensure that it remains calm.

As you have raised specific concerns about your son on one of our wards, will it be possible for you to get in touch with us on the ward so that we can discuss the points you have raised to enable us address them.

I am however sorry to hear the distress this has caused you and your son. We hope to hear from you soon.

Kind regards

Francis Adzinku
Associate Director

I had Nail Surgery with Caryn Mortimer
From Oxleas nhs
She was very friendly and professional the surgery went well and after care was the best
I would recommend her all the time
And a big thank you

Dear Tammy

Thank you for your comment; we appreciate feedback from our patients and we thank you for taking the time to contact us.

We are glad you had a good experience.

Best wishes

Angie Miller
Service Manager for Adult Community Services (Greenwich)

My son has been in millbrook for 4 weeks, he has asked to see a dr for 4 nights due to hallucinations. When he asked for help to sleep he was told to go into his bed and close his eyes.
Since he haS been there he has gotton worse

Dear Jan

Thank you for taking the time to contact us, and I'm sorry to hear what you have said.

I have asked our modern matron at Woodlands to look into this urgently, and we will contact you in person very soon to learn more and try help your son and you.

Kind regards

Dr Derek Tracy
Clinical Director

My dealings with Erith have been very positive (and I remain under their care). The desk staff are friendly and helpful and the psychiatrist I saw was wonderful. She showed great understanding and empathy, diagnosing my mental health condition and offering helpful advice on reading material and therapy. She also altered my medication which has proved beneficial. She didn't force me to attend group therapy (which I dislike) and suggested a further 1 to 1 consultation with another psychiatrist. It does take a while to get an appointment and this can be frustrating, especially when you feel like the world is against you. Sadly, this is a reflection of the high demand on mental health services. I have nothing but praise for the service and feel very well supported.

Dear Angela

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about the Erith Centre.

I know from personal experience that we are, understandably, often most likely to give feedback when things go wrong, and it takes quite a special service to make us go to the effort of feeding that back.

I have taken the liberty of passing on your very kind words to the team; I am really sure it will make their day, and remind them of why they do what they do.

I hope your work with the team continues to be productive for you.

Kind regards

Dr Derek Tracy
Clinical Director

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