"Do not go if you think they will deal with mental..."
Posted by Bennyboy
I admitted myself to this hospital around 2 weeks ago to deal with my mental health issues. I had been homeless and sleeping in my car for around 1 week prior to going into hospital. I knew that I needed help as I had made several attempts to commit suicide. I had lost my job, home, family and am in debt & everything came on top of me at once. I had started to drink heavily to get through the day, to take away the pain. When I went into the hospital I wanted to sort out why I wanted everyday to be the last. It took them around 6 hours for a doctor to even see me. I was given a piece of paper saying my doctors name. This was not the original doctor that saw me. I was given some alcohol replacement drugs and then given a bedroom, this was around 11.30pm. I was withdrawing from the alcohol badly and could not sleep. When I asked for help I was told that you are not allowed to leave the bedroom after 12. I could not sleep and just kept pacing the room all night. I have not a bad word to say about the care staff, they make sure you are ok and tell you when to go for drugs and meals. The next time I saw my supposed doctor was in a meeting which he turned up late too. He asked the 4 other people in the room what he had missed, he did not wait for mine or their answes and then proceeded to say that I would be discharged 2 days later. The reason I went there was to sort out my mental health problems and all they did was get me off the alcohol. Whilst in there I had no counselling or anyone even try to ask me why I wanted to be dead. After being discharged which I was not happy about I was then back homeless, I tried not to drink but in the end succombed so I was back to square one. If you want any mental help then do not go to this hospital.