A couple of weeks ago a young girl of 16 with a severe mental health problem needed a bed, she was transferred to Manchester as that was the nearest bed available! The cost of the fare and food to the family was £60 per day! Because I know a SLAM governor after lots of pressure from us she was transferred to Bexley hospital yesterday, which is not that far away. Dr Mathew Patrick of Slam has boasted he has saved £2.8 million last year through bed cutting! This is message we need to get through! Best wishes Tom White
To: South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLAM)
A Place of Sanctuary - Right Care, Right Time, Right Place
Open a 24 hour walk-in Place of Sanctuary at the Maudsley Hospital Denmark Hill site for those in mental health crisis.
Especially for children, young people, pregnant women and mothers with babies.
Stop people in mental health crisis having to go to Kings College Hospital A&E.
Right Care, Right Time, Right Place.
Why is this important?
What’s the problem?
Nationally, mental health services are in crisis.
Southwark Pensioners Action Group (SPAG) supports the campaign to open a Place of Sanctuary at the Maudsley Hospital, Denmark Hill site.
Kings A&E feels like an awful place to be if you are having a mental health crisis because in a busy, hectic sometimes aggressive reception area alongside those with broken limbs or other physical trauma.
It’s feels even worse if you are a child, a young person, a pregnant woman or a mum with a baby
60% of young people turning up in crisis are not known to mental health services for children and young people
The significant increase in knife crime since January 2018 means Kings A&E is under huge pressure
What do we want?
A 24 hour walk-in Place of Sanctuary at the Maudsley Hospital Denmark Hill site for those in mental health crisis.
Especially for Children and Young People, and Pregnant Women, Mothers with Babies in mental health crisis
Mental health money must reach the frontline
No more cuts to Children and Young Peoples’ mental health services in or out of hospital
Kings A&E is not a Place of Sanctuary for people who need emergency mental health treatment
Excellent crisis care saves lives
Our children, pregnant mums and mothers with young babies deserve far better emergency mental health services
What time is it??
It’s TIME for the South London and Maudesley Hospital Trust to step up
It’s TIME for the Trust to provide a 24 hour walk in Place of Sanctuary at Denmark Hill
It’s TIME for the Trust to pull its weight for those in mental health crisis
Who can do it?
You can by signing this petition