"Night time confinement concerns"
About: Wathwood Hospital Wathwood Hospital S63 7TQ
Posted by wookar (as ),
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's detrimental to people' 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 come to hospital from prison as they cdannot cope in prison, find 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.
(transcribed on behalf of the patient)