"Treatment of mental health"
About: Worcestershire Royal Hospital Worcestershire Royal Hospital Worcester WR5 1DD
I reluctantly attended A and E after a self induced injury that needed medical intention, which had happened due to my mental health. I was reluctant because I have had poor experiences at different hospitals, as have many others suffering with mental illness. I couldn't of been more wrong - the staff were friendly and treated me with dignity ... From the receptionist, to the triage nurse , to the doctor and then to the nurses who treated my injury. They thoroughly assessed my mental health as well as my physical health - without making me feel interrogated. They were happy I receive community support already and didn't force me to have a dreaded assessment with a psych team. They paid lots of intention to my injury and really went above and beyond trying to reach the best possible outcome for me. I think it's wonderful that an a and e department can treat patients with mental illnesses so well, as for many people I imagine the first place they present is a and e and I think it's important people know they won't be punished for doing so. Thank you WRH