Extend adolescence/tertiary healthcare from 13 to 24

Extend adolescence/tertiary healthcare from 13 to 24

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17 year olds and 18 year olds are being given to adult services and being thrown in at the deep end and they aren’t ready for it, they get lost in the system, especially with chronic and complex health problems. Tertiary care was a good idea to prevent this but it needs to be extended so that there isn’t a “grey area” and new adults and young persons get appropriate healthcare suitable for their age group, that also helps them feel comfortable - particularly if it’s a long standing medical problem. Extending tertiary care will go a way to lowering teenage suicide numbers. Healthcare is something I rely on and the people around me and as 17,18,19,20 year olds we feel forgotten about and a tad mistreated. There doesn’t necessarily need to be a group of doctors specifically for it but nurses and maybe wards. It helps to have people looking after you that are mindful of your age and get the right balance to help you get better. 

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