"People with anxiety we can't even show them how to shop online"
About: Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust / Adult mental health (inpatient) Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Adult mental health (inpatient) NG3 6AA
Posted by Involvement Nottingham (as ),
Speaking to a member of staff today about OTs on Adult Mental Health wards at Highbury hospital. Their comments are below:
OT is really important on the wards and we can't run activities that keep people going. I get that we will be helpful in the community and helping people in their own homes, but you still need OTs on the ward.
Guys that would engage with anybody on a ward would still have a bacon sarnie and learn how to cook it.
There's a problem with internet access, bills and budgeting can't be done; you could look at your bank statements/bills online instead of waiting a couple of weeks for people to get leave, then staff have to escort them off the grounds. People with anxiety we can't even show them how to shop online.