"Scared of Mental health Unit"

About: Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust / Inpatient mental health care

(as the patient),

I was admitted onto Hartington unit in February . I had been there awhile before and I was scared of a patient on the ward I was on. On this occasion I was put on to Tansley ward away from him.

Halfway through my stay , I was told I had to go onto the other ward as they needed my bed. I was scared and ran off the ward straight to the police station .

They had to take me back as I was on section. They did warn the staff they had a duty of care over me and that I was scared of going onto the ward with that man.

My named nurse , who had not told me that was their role , told me I was going anyway . I was escorted over. I was in great distress and Tried to get out. I sat in an isolation room for a long time.

Two nurses then came to fetch me and took me back to the Tansley ward.

I could not trust anyone in there.

I had no one to help fight my corner and with being on a section I had no voice. It is despicable that with bed shortages patients are 'made' to move wards without any recourse.

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