"Inpatient Stay"

About: Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust / Mental Health Services for Older People – Inpatient

(as a staff member posting for a patient/service user),

Posted on behalf of a service user on Cherry Ward, Highbury Hospital:

Food is still "pretty awful" despite previous postings, a lot of foreign food...curries etc. Not much variety.

Staff are wonderful. Ward is noisy (someone has a radio which disturbs the patients)

Staff always busy...chairs in lounge uncomfortable.

Get to speak to Drs regularly.

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Response from Amy Gaskin-Williams, Service User and Carer Involvement and Experience Manager, Involvement Team, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

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Thanks for helping to gather comments at the Highbury Listening event.

All comments gathered at the Listening Event are being shared with the senior management team who oversee Highbury services, and I'm sure they or a responsible manager will respond in more detail shortly.

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Response from Andrea Ward, General Manager , Mental Health Services for Older People, Nottinghamshire Healthcare We are preparing to make a change

Thank you for your helpful comments. I'm pleased that you find the staff 'wonderful' and have good access to the doctors.

The Matron for older people is currently working with the catering department re the food and is due to report back to me by the middle of January.

We are already aware that some of the furniture is uncomfortable and have worked with the people who purchase it to ensure that ward staff have a much better range to choose from.

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