"Night time Confinement. I do not agree."
Posted by Phikn4 (as ),
Posted on behalf of a patient.
I am writing about the issue of locking patients in their bedrooms at night.
I am strongly against this idea. I do not agree with it.
Some of my reasons are:
It is detrimental to people's mental health.
Being locked up may cause anxiety problems and may make patients feel trapped.
It will feel like a prison rather than a hospital.
Some patients came to hospital from prisons as they cannot cope in prison, finding it difficult being locked up. To come to a medium secure mental health hospital should be a benefit to them and a help, not a disadvantage.
Locking rooms will reduce the number of staff. This may cause problems for patients if they need extra help, medical emergencies etc.