"I was made to feel so welcome"

About: Adult Mental Health Services / Central Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) Letterkenny General Hospital / Mental Health

(as the patient),

I have been struggling for years with my mental health. Anxiety and panic attacks on a regular basis. 

I have very bad health anxiety due to a few health conditions not related to my mental health. 

I joined Park View Day Hospital in Letterkenny through referral from the community mental health team. 

I was made feel so welcome and never judged or embarrassed to speak about my issues. The team here are fantastic. I learnt a lot about anxiety management. How to cope with panic attacks and how to help myself through my anxiety and panic with different techniques. 

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Response from Clinical Nurse Manager 2 , Park View House (Day Hospital), Donegal mental Health Services 11 months ago
Submitted on 02/08/2023 at 15:51
Published on Care Opinion on 07/08/2023 at 09:25


Hi Sammy,

Thank you for sharing your experience here. My name is Ruairí O'Neill and I am the Clinical Nurse Manager at Park View House. I'm sorry for the delay in my reply as I wasn't registered on Care Opinion and recently received an update from a colleague advising me of your feedback.

I'm delighted to read that you felt welcome and that you could engage with the team here. As you know anxiety can seriously impact our confidence and ability to cope. Understanding what's happening and techniques to use can equip us with options to manage it, and without support we wouldn't know these options are available to us.

I'm glad that you are able to help yourself through anxiety and panic now. I have passed on your feedback to the other staff at Park View House. If in the future you have any queries you are always welcome to contact us by phone from Monday to Friday (9am-5pm) on 074-91-23613.

Thank you again and we wish you all the best going forward,

Ruairí O'Neill

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