"Staff are all top of their game"
About: Leverndale Hospital / Mental Health Leverndale Hospital Mental Health G53 7TU Scottish Ambulance Service / Patient Transport Service Scottish Ambulance Service Patient Transport Service EH12 9EB Stobhill Hospital / General Psychiatry Stobhill Hospital General Psychiatry G21 3UW
Posted by Fudge2015 (as ),
I have recently come out of Leverndale after a short stay. Getting a 'bed' was difficult and understand the frustrations staff must feel.
Myself, I was there due to becoming a danger to myself(suicidal) and after being assessed at stobhill was transferred via ambulance to Leverndale.
Once there I spoke with the young psychiatrist who was on call. I waited from arrival late at night till around 4pm until it was confirmed I'd be staying at Leverndale, beds just couldn't be found.
The hospital itself, well firstly all the staff in Ward 4A are superb from cleaning staff to Doctors. Everything is new, all patients have they're own room. With common and dining areas and a well kept garden. Also like many now it offers Patient WIFI (not one staff member was aware of the password and after a visit from family member who's a nurse was told the password) as this can be very helpful as I didn't have a phone signal at all but was able to use my mobile device and speak with family over the internet. Also great amenity for down time, so was rather shocked fellow patients didn't have access to this.
The care I received was the best I ever have, and I've been to these types of hospital. Staff are all top of their game. Very attentive, kind and compassionate. Something you need in such an environment as this is an 'Acute' ward. While my stay was short, they have DVD nights for example in the common area. That being said it's not something I'd partake in with my mental illness. But I've seen first hand how bingo nights etc really aid patient management and recover.
I'd like to thank all the 4A 'massive' keep up the amazing work. Also the ambulance crew who done the transfer.
Nothing but the highest praise. Nobody enjoys being a hospital patient but while being unwell, I never doubted the care I was receiving and even the small chats with staff.
If I ever have to visit another hospital of this type out of the places I've been Lerverndale wins hands down.
So thank you, I'm now following with the aftercare put in place by the team.