"Team excellent, accommodation dismal"
About: Western General Hospital (Edinburgh) Western General Hospital (Edinburgh) Edinburgh EH4 2XU
Posted by Bebop Kid (as ),
I recently attended an appointment with the CAMHS Team, located in D Block at Edinburgh's Western General Hospital, to discuss the results of an assessment of my son. I understand that the Team have recently relocated from their previous accommodation at the Victoria Hospital.
As always, the team members were excellent. They clearly explained the test results, what happens next and the types of support my son can access.
However, the accommodation in D Block is dismal. This is certainly not the kind of environment you would voluntarily take your child and I am pleased my son was not present on this occasion. I understand that this has been a recent move for the team, but surely the hospitals facilities team could have made an effort to provide a child friendly environment before the relocation.
The waiting room is awful, no pictures on the walls, no toys, no drawing facilities or books for kids and even wire mesh over the windows - something akin to a prison cell.
Come on NHS Lothian, get the finger out!