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Forums / Treatments, health professionals and therapies / Voluntary Admission to hospital not in your area.

Topic: Voluntary Admission to hospital not in your area.

6 posts, 0 answered
  1. MegsyMessy
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    6 posts
    9 May 2020

    Are you able to go to a hospital that is not where you live to voluntarily admit yourself? My area has one that is rated very badly and the other is over the border but I work in that hospital.

    Thanks

  2. Sophie_M
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    9 May 2020 in reply to MegsyMessy
    Hi MegsyMessy,

    Thanks for reaching out this afternoon. We're so sorry to hear that you're in this situation. We would recommend that you call your preferred hospital ahead of time to ask them of their current policies and capacity allowances. 

    If you need help navigating the system in your local area, we would recommend that you call the Beyond Blue Support Service. It operates 24/7 and one of our friendly counsellors can help you out with some advice and referrals that are specific to your local area. You can contact them on 1300 22 4636 or www.beyondblue.org.au/getsupport

    If you find yourself at immediate risk, this is an emergency and we would urge you to contact 000 (triple zero).

    Please also feel free to reach out here on your thread if you would like to talk through what you've been going through with community members who have had similar experiences.
  3. missep123
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    9 May 2020 in reply to MegsyMessy

    Hi MegsyMessy,

    I just wanted to pop on here and say that we are here for you, whenever you'd like to chat! We are a very non-judgemental and friendly bunch,

    Here for you!

  4. MegsyMessy
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    6 posts
    16 May 2020
    Thank you for your replies. I have decided to go to a recovery house here in my home town, which has had very positive outcomes.
    1 person found this helpful
  5. Sleepy21
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    16 May 2020
    Hey Megsy
    I hope that the recovery house is helpful.

    i stayed in a recovery centre and found it extremely supportive, best choice I ever made to go. Hope you get good help!
  6. missep123
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    18 May 2020 in reply to MegsyMessy

    Hi MegsyMessy,

    I am really had to hear that the recovery house has had positive outcomes! I hope you continue to find it helpful and supportive.

    We're here for you!

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