Posted by Anonymous
If you are able to speak and have an opinion I strongly advise you not to got here. The communication between staff and other staff and you as a patient is atrocious. At time you are made to feel listened but this will be held against you, the staff are highly untrustworthy and anything you have said will be disregarded. It's unfortunate that we have such places like this. You will be judged, not listened to, they will contradict the things that they say, they'll make sure you leave feeling betrayed, you will not be allowed to show that you are upset emotionally as this is deemed inappropriate, you will feel unhelped and unhelpable, lied to, if you are lucky you may even leave in a worsened condition than when you arrived. And if you are very, very lucky you won't be believed. Facilities have been closed because of this multi- super psychiatric hospital, the NHS are always complaining about having no money, well they've spent most of it here, while it is good that money is being spent on the mental health sector it is not in the right way.
They have big glass medication cabinets that are electronically managed with fingerprints which cost £8000 each, there's one on every ward and many are used in the pharmacy, this not only cost a hell of a lot of money which could be used in maybe training the staff there to be more comppassionate and have a better understanding to everybody's circumstances instead of time wasting equipment that hasn't improved anything, anywhere.
They do have money, just don't have a clue how to spend it to make it make a difference.
Apologies if you have had to witness this awful place. The future will be no better.