"I felt like I wasn't treated well"
About: St Bernard's Hospital / Horizon Ward St Bernard's Hospital Horizon Ward UB1 3EU
Posted by zosia (as ),
My son has been an inpatient this year and is now diagnosed bipolar. I have found it overwhelmingly stressful being his carer.
I was invited to a ward round meeting some weeks ago and I was told that the meeting would begin without me but that I would be called in after a few minutes.
I understand that there were about 8 people in the meeting. It started half an hour late and went on for an hour. I was told intermittently during this time that I would be asked in soon. The meeting ended and a nurse came out to tell me that the meeting was over.
The nurse asked me to leave the ward.
Doctors were still sitting in the meeting room. I had missed another appointment while I stood in the corridor outside the meeting and no one offered me any explanation.
I felt very shocked and upset. I felt I had been treated very badly.
I stopped eating and could not sleep. I became suicidal after a few days and ended up being sectioned in the same hospital as my son.
I still do not understand why I was treated so badly although I have had an apology from senior staff who were surprised to hear my story.