About: Hammersmith & Fulham Mental Health Unit Hammersmith & Fulham Mental Health Unit London W6 8NF
Posted by Isle821 (as ),
There are two issues I wanted to raise. Firstly, having been sectioned I could be here for 28 days, which I’m not happy about, I think the current law needs to be revised. Being kept here for 28 days makes me feel as if I’m worse off than a refugee.
Secondly, they have introduced a no smoking policy which amount to a total ban. Patients used to be able to smoke in the areas outside the wards but this facility has been withdrawn. For many people smoking alleviates stress, it is stressful enough being in hospital without being totally banned from smoking. It’s a disgraceful violation of my rights.