"An atmosphere of fear and anxiety instead of..."
About: Priory Hospital Ticehurst Priory Hospital Ticehurst TN5 7HU
Rather than an expected atmosphere of compassion, priory ticehurst house seems to prefer a climate of anxiety and fear to keep patients quiet, with numerous posters and occasional verbal warnings reminding patients that they can be forcebly sedated for any reason (such as voicing a dissenting opinion or daring to question a staff member). Presumably a lack of funding also means limited staff, and as such care is inconsistent (entire areas including patients own rooms are at times off limits). Simple requests for belongings are met with scorn, and staff are seemingly not above false accusations to justify sanctions over perceived slights. Moreover, and most alarmingly, self destructive or otherwise anxious behaviours are either ignored or afforded the same "sedate and forget" treatment as mentioned above. Patients are often handed medications without information or consultation also.