"Admitted to psychiatric ward - physician myself"

About: Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust / Inpatient mental health care

(as the patient),

Admitted for stress related confusion to psychiatric ward. Service in Ward 4 Newsam Seacroft Hospital excellent. I think I was the only patient on ward to have a job and I was 15 years older than all the other patients who came from working class background. I quickly developed friendships with several patients and helped them write their poetry online.

My admission was related to a fear of being stabbed by a former student who had failed an exam and had developed a vendetta against me. I had developed an irrational(?) fear of being stabbed so found the use of "sectioned" very frightening as I did the free availability of knives at breakfast.

Excellent work by staff - a lot of crises on ward so not getting panadol/paracetamol for knees a very minor issue. I am getting better all the time.

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Responses

Response from Leeds and York NHS Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Dear eimear,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of the care you received on ward 4 Newsam. This is greatly appreciated as it enables us to continue to improve the quality of our service, and also to understand what people appreciate when needing to be in hospital.

I am however sorry that you did not receive your pain relief in a timely manner.

I am very pleased to hear that you are getting better and will pass on your kind comments to all the staff on the ward. I wish you all the best in your continued recovery.

Kind Regards

Fred Besa

Clinical Team Manager

Ward 4 Newsam Centre

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