We've been under this mental health unit for two and a half years now.
The unit psychiatrist has been on long term sick for most of that time and still is – no return date.
The CPN has been on the sick for around a month now after many short spells and is now on long term sick with no return date.
Unit manageress (who is supposed to be our contact there and is the third manageress since we've been here) – now on long term sick with no return date.
I have no idea what health problems any of these people have and am not in any way suggesting any of them are anything but genuinely sick, but how on earth can they provide continuity of care under these circumstances?
We are now in a situation where there is no one at all working at the unit who has the slightest first hand knowledge of my son. We have no appointments for when the therapy he's been having with his CPN will continue. We have no real contact at the mental health unit, and no idea as to when this situation will change.
We are basically on our own until goodness only knows when.