"Building bridges between my past and my future"

About: Rampton Hospital

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

This is some feedback that was received by a patient following a recent Recovery event at Rampton Hospital on Chiltern Male PD Day-Care Services Unit during which volunteers from the Rosewood Involvement Centre (The Rosewood Rockers) came to perform some songs.

"I struggle greatly with the concept of Recovery in this environment. I cannot get my head around the aspect that to go backwards enables me to go forwards. The treatment we undertake often focuses on what has happened before and there is little or no mention of the future. The Recovery event on the 24th April was excellent, the reason I say that is because it enabled me to see that Recovery is used outside of the High Secure Services and that for those people that came to visit it has clearly helped them and allowed them to move on from negative stigmas that are surrounded by the label mental health. This has therefore enabled me to spend some time with my named nurse looking further into how Recovery might be possible for me in my bid to "get better".

I would like to thank the visitors for their time and also the Chiltern staff for offering me the time and opportunity to see/experience that in the way they did. Hopefully future (wow I have finally been able to use that word future haha) visits are available to continue to encourage me and my fellow peers. Cheers!

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Responses

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

Thank you for taking the time to thank the staff and visitors. It is much appreciated.

I find it so heartening to hear from someone like yourself who now is able to consider the future and how positively you used the event. It is much appreciated and I will ensure it is forwarded to the nursing and management team as well as the inspiring visitors. I am sure with feedback like this many future events will be taking place.

Thank you for helping to make that happen and good luck with your future recovery planning

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Response from Nigel Groves, Rosewood Involvement Centre manager, Involvement Team, Nottinghamshire Health care Trust

Thank you.

When I read this today it made my week. As the Centre manager of the Rosewood centre and a service user myself who lives the recovery model it is just great to see how much you enjoyed your day. The Rosewood Rockers had a great time and I know one of them will be joining you again at your Patient meetings to continue the link we now have.

Re;’’ enabled me to see that Recovery is used outside of the High Secure Services and that for those people that came to visit it has clearly helped them and allowed them to move on from negative stigmas that are surrounded by the label mental health. This has therefore enabled me to spend some time with my named nurse looking further into how Recovery might be possible for me in my bid to "get better".

Thank you for this. Just so powerful to read. I will make sure the lads from Rosewood get to see this.

thank you again

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Response from Martina Griffiths, Modern Matron/Senior Nurse, The Peaks Unit, Rampton Hospital, Rampton Hospital

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback and experience of the care you recieve within our Male Personality Disorder Service here at Rampton Hospital. As the Manager for Day-Care Services I am aware of how hard the staff work to ensure everyone recieves a meaningful daily activity timetable in line with their recovery journey and to ensure patient involvement and experience is at the heart of everything we do.

Thank you for your powerful and motivational words

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