"Not a bad place at all"
Posted by abbie Radcliffe
I was brought to ridge Lea in an ambulance from a and e because I was having a psychotic episode and wanted to kill myself. I was treated with respect and the place is pleasant. As far as psych hospitals go! The staff are lovely on the whole and really do care. I stayed on the Lancaster unit which was the only ward open at the time all other wards were closed a while ago. There were times when I was a bit bored but there was pool table and OT activities. Obviously mental hospitals are not nice places but I really think ridge Lea is best of a bad bunch. It is a bit scary as it's very Victorian and old. But it is now closed for good. I was the very last patient to leave the hospital!