"threatened with section"

Anything else?

I was admitted after being on safire for 4 days. Within an hour I wanted to leave. I was an informal patient. I had all my belongings including my shoes and my coat taken from me and only my books were returned to me. After missing my lunchtime meds and waiting for over 3 hours for my evening meds I informed staff I wished to leave, as I could look after myself better at home. I was asked to see the on call Dr first, who told me my issues were "trivial" compared to his other patients and himself. He then told me I could either stay informally or he would detain me under section. I "chose" to stay informally, though there was no choice so obviously I had been detained against my will. I will be taking this up with management in the hospital and I would not recommend anyone to go here, regardless of how ill they are. Awful place. Though a nurse on alder ward and the consultant were helpful and really treated me with respect and dignity.

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Response from The Priory Hospital Cheadle Royal

Thank you for your comments. We take all feedback about our services very seriously and would like to talk to you further to fully understand the details of your experience. Would you please contact the Cheadle Royal Hospital Director, Kris Irons at the following address: krisirons@priorygroup.com

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