"I am proud to say I felt happy and content in all genuine ways without the masks today!"

About: Rampton Hospital

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

This is some feedback that was recieved from one of the patients within The Male Personality Disorder Directorate at Rampton Hospital (Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust) following a recent Recovery focused music event during which "Big Wayne's Blue's Band Experience" came to play for the patients and staff.

"I am writing to express my thanks to you, Kath Alder, Jacqui Vincent, Mark Johnson, the band "Blue's Experience and the Rosewood Involvement Centre Team. I am also very grateful for the lovely food, which was welcoming and hot, tasty and delightful! -it was different to eat with the other lads from the Directorate and informally so thank you.

Personally and environmentally times are difficult, difficult because of the hard work in therapy, coping with new thoughts, feelings, emotions and adapting my behaviours too. The Band, music, people and food have really helped!

Its been a delight to hear, see, feel and "to be" all the music! it feels like a piece of normal has come back.

I hope you, Mr Phipps, Ms Annett Magore and all the Chiltern staff will accept my heart full of thanks for making life better today. Especially for going the extra mile to make a spectacular success in the face of difficult staffing issues, budget cuts and improvements, and on the most difficult day of the week for so many of us (Sunday). I am proud to say I felt happy and content in all genuine ways without the masks today. Thank you".

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Responses

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

Thank you very much to you all for taking the time to share your feedback and experience of the care you recieve within our National Women's Service Directorate here at Rampton Hospital.

As the Manager for Day-Care Services I am aware of how hard the staff and patients work together to share ideas and to host meaningful recovery focused events. It was my pleasure to see you all enjoying the music and the food, looking so relaxed and interacting so positively together.

I have passed on your thanks personally to the staff members, the Rosewood involvment team and the band and requested that if possible they come back to play again before the end of the year.

Glad you enjoyed it!

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