"Concerns about hospital staff levels"

About: Peasley Cross Hospital -Inpatient

(as the patient),

I am an inpatient at Peasley Cross Hospital and whilst I have been here, staff has been absolutely fantastic. The hospital is lovely and clean, however it seems fundamentally understaffed. This means that the existing staff, although brilliant, can’t possibly cope with the amount of work.

There is a woman in here who is 8 months pregnant and has severe mental health issues. The staff had no idea she was even pregnant! Another patient tried to cut themselves and I had to stop it as there was no staff available.

People with less serious issues, like people dealing with anxiety can’t have the support and help they need because there are simply no staff to help and people dealing with issues that are a lot more serious. The staff is simply overwhelmed. A girl recently self-harmed on the ward and it took the staff 10 minutes to do something about it!

The permanent staff here is exceptional, and it is a real shame that patients and staff have to go through this every day.

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Responses

Response from Jacqui Sellek, PALS Coordinator, 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Trust

Dear Name325


Thank you for your posting which has been passed to one of our managers for a response.

With best wishes.
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Response from Jacqui Sellek, PALS Coordinator, 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Trust

Dear Name325

Thank you for such positive comments which will be passed on to the relevant staff.

Your concerns have been investigated and we are pleased to advise that we were not under our safe staffing levels.

You may find it helpful to contact our PALS staff (Patient Advice & Liaison Service) on 01925 664450 who will be pleased to help and support you.

With kind regards

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