About: Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust / Adult mental health (inpatient) Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Adult mental health (inpatient) NG3 6AA
Posted by FrankM (as ),
I suffered from mental ill-health in December 2007 and am recovering well thanks to the service provided by the NHS and my aftercare team in Nottingham.
I was admitted and sectioned at Queens Medical Hospital where I recieved treatment until I was feeling better and assessed by the doctor to come out. I was in Hospital for a period of six months. I was sectioned for 3 months and was suppossed to leave hospital after the 3 months but stayed for a further 3 months due to my accomodation being sorted. I can say this was the only problem I faced, the long wait to get accomodation. During this period I also noticed and talked to some fellow patients who were also well but still staying in hospital because their accomodation was not ready.
I can also say since I am African I expected to get an offer for some sort of African dishes on the menu, I found it hard to eat some of the dishes offered. They were Carribean and Indian dishes offered on the menu options. As I got better there were cookery classes offered where I was able to cook some food for myself which was very good for me.
When I got out of Hospital the services offered to me by my peer team was excellent and I am now doing voluntary work and working torwards enhancing my IT skills which I am currently doing at SPAN. This has been quite helpful in bringing my confidence back and social life.