"Instead of self harming, I work with the staff to do something constructive"

About: Rampton Hospital

(as a staff member posting for a patient/service user),

I have been in Rampton a few years, in the last couple of years Topaz team have helped me to take more responsibilities for my own actions and behaviours giving me the trust I have wanted for so long. I’m now able to prove to myself and others who I can be. The team on Topaz help me to be safe with items in my room. Instead of self harming, I work with the staff to do something constructive instead of destructive. Most of the nurses on here have know me since I came to Rampton and are always telling me how far I’ve come and what I have acheved especially on the days I feel I have come nowhere. Hopefully in a few years time I will leave Rampton but until that day I know I will have Team Topaz's help, support and guidance. I have come a long way and so has Topaz as a ward. Thankfully both of these for the better. I would not have been able to say these words if it wasn’t for the whole team

Thank you Team Topaz your great!

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Response from Christine Milburn, Nurse Consultant, Rampton Hospital Men's Personality Disorder and National Women's Directorate, Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust

Thank you for your positive comments about your experiences of the care on Topaz ward.we really appreciate your feedback.to the staff team.It is really great to hear about how well you are getting on in your own recovery journey and thinking about your future beyond Rampton.Once again thank you for making the effort to share your experiences and thank the staff team.

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