"Admission to Rampton Hospital "
About: Rampton Hospital Rampton Hospital DN22 0PD
Posted by Sarqn7 (as ),
Feedback was gathered to improve the admission process, posted on behalf of patients as part of the patient feedback challenge; patients were asked for their feedback on:
'What was it like when you were told you were coming to Rampton'
1) I was assessed by two nurses. When I got accepted I thought it would be a new start to help sort my problems out. I felt nervous and exciting although a little sad to be leaving friends and familiar staff.
2) I was at a unit in perminent seclusion, so coming to Rampton was quite a relief. You would think I was mad but I was happy. Been (sic) in Rampton has started to give me a quality of life.
3) I was shocked and felt angry. I didn’t know what was happening to me. I just rebelled and put up a fight and I resisted against coming here. I cried and cried and I was shouting and screaming to my team at my last placement I didn’t want to go, I wanted to stay with them. It was extremely upsetting and I was angry.
4) Scared. Horrified by the stories I was told before I came and with no information or reassurance from those who assessed me did nothing to reduce my anxiety levels. Straight away I went in to defence and attack mode. Feeling alone, isolated and unsafe.
5) When I first got told I was coming to Rampton I was nervous because I did not know what to expect.
6) Rampton has such a bad, scary reputation surround it. I was terrified. Didn’t no much about the place apart from they stopped smoking.
7) I was not told I was going, I asked to come because I was mentally ill. I was suffering from thoughts intrusive thoughts. I don’t know what I will have done if it was not for Rampton. I was happy to here that the Doctor accepts me and that I will not stay in prison. I would have suffered a lot more in there.
8) Coming to Rampton can be quite soul destroying. You don’t know anything about it and the things you have heard can be quite frightening.
'Did you get an opportunity to find out all that you wanted to know before coming? '
9) I never really had much information on coming here. I met with the doctor a few days before I came here and I never had any information at all so that made me apprehensive and all that came in my head was negativity thoughts.
10) No. I had so many questions. I was probably told most of it in my assessment but their was so much to take in it would of helped if I had info to read in my own time.
11) I was able to ask as many questions about Rampton when they come to see me in the prison. I did ask lots of questions but not enough was told to me about the place. Hardly any information was given to me