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Stepping Up to Adult Services

Thursday, September 27, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Guidi
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By: Lucy Watts

www.bmj.com, 9/26/18

 

Moving from children’s to adults’ services can be difficult. Lucy Watts discusses what might have made her transition smoother

I was born with a complex, life limiting condition. At 14 I became disabled, and at 15 I had started tube feeding, which was a big adjustment. I desperately needed support. A few weeks after my 16th birthday, my mother and I arrived at hospital for what I thought would be another routine appointment with my paediatrician. At that meeting I was told that because of my age I was being discharged from children’s services. As I was wheeled out of that appointment I felt I was no longer a paediatric patient but not yet an adult. It seemed as if I had no team to take over my care; what was I going to do?

 

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