NHS Funding for Specialist Care

OK so this will only apply to those of you living in the UK but thank you for reading anyhow!

I close friend of mine, diagnosed with BPD, is in a really bad place right now. She is currently in a secure unit, under a Section 3, has frequent ‘episodes’ including suicidal ideation and self harm.

An application was put in for funding for her to move to a ‘BPD treatment centre’ based in York, which was subsequently refused. More funding was applied for, this time for the Maudsley Hospital in London, a place where we, her friends and family, believe she can really be helped, but yet again, the NHS funding was refused.

There is no option for her to go private as her family can’t afford it, but we have been advised that if we appeal the decision we might stand a chance – she really needs this help to sort herself out, otherwise we all know how this is going to end.

Does anyone have any experience with this and if so, could you provide advice?

Take Care. x

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2 comments

  1. I’m sorry that i have no advice – just best wishes for your friend. Hope she gets the help she clearly needs, and that the world as a whole becomes more enlightened so that this isn’t such a common problem.

    1. Thankyou. It doesn’t seem like she will at the moment, but we are appealing so fingers crossed. X

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