"Lack of human contact on Acute Medical Unit after overdose"
About: Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital (Wonford) / Acute medical admissions (AMU) Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital (Wonford) Acute medical admissions (AMU) EX2 5DW
Posted by bluebutterfly (as ),
This is the second time I have been admitted to the AMU after taking an overdose.
The support for mental health patients is terrible on this ward, I didnt feel like a human, nobody spoke to me and I was just left to brood on my feelings on my own in the corner. This has happened both times.
This time one nurse actually made the effort to spend time with me, she was really kind and I would like to say a huge thank you to her so if someone could pass that on I would be very grateful.
I understand how busy the ward is and now especially with all the cuts its a lot worse, but with those who suffer from mental health issues leaving them on their own to go over the same horrible thoughts probably isn't the best thing.
Even if a nurse had just smiled at me or said good morning, how are you feeling today etc just to make me feel more human, it would have been very much appreciated.