"The non compassionate team of the ward"
Posted by paula barratt
All the staff on the ward need to read the Francis report. Nobody seemed to care about my vulnerability. I was bulled into coming in (choice actually give was "You come in informally or you will be sectioned under the mental health act") While under their care i managed to severely self harm while on 15 min obs, and . I was made to feel that my choices didn't matter nobody listened to me. After escaping from the ward,I was so desperate to end my life I decided to throw myself in-front of a train ( I did this while under care of Bomere). I was restrained by police and brought back where i was sent home 3 days later with very little support. When i returned to the community I felt isolated and alone I still felt suicidal so i acted on my thoughts and took an overdose of 20 olanzipine(that's all the tablets i had and took them with alcohol), i was taken to A&E where I was later discharged. I carried on suffering with very little support until i was re admitted in November. I believe if I was looked after properly in June I wouldn't have had a relapse . I was again treated with contempt by the Beech ward staff and even belittled on occasions. When I couldn't sleep I would get up to watch Telly only to see the night staff (some snoozing themselves) watching the TV. I am fully better now however if i was to become ill again i will ask to be treated at Arrow park I wouldn't recommend Bomere hospital to my worst enemy.