About: Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust Manchester M25 3BL
I don't know where to start with this review. I was put in junction 17 for a year. I had to wait a while to get a bed and was told I would get better once there. Instead, whilst in there developed a second illness (anorexia) instead of recovering from the first (ocd).
They doctor tried to put me on a medication which made me shake and when I refused to take it, threatened to inject it. My weight reduced by 3 stone to 6 1/2 stone during my admission and I was transfered to and from general hospital as they didn't have the facilities to tube feed. When I did eventually managed to eat, one member of support' worker commented -"you're not anorexic, just look at you shovelling that down" I missed out on a levels whilst in here as staff stopped me going on leave to college. I feel I was mistreated and other patients were too. I was allowed on unsupervised leave and brought in disinfectant for 3 months and burnt my skin with no member of staff noticing. I watched people self harm, and attempt suicide as they had minimal suport from staff. I was barely allowed to see my family and when I did, the visits were supervised.
I wain't allowed soap or tissues and staff use to use the ones my mum had brought in for themselves instead of giving them back to my mum. The alarms were always going off as no one had any support and restraint was the first option instead of the last. I feel people in junction 17 are mistreated and that something needs to change. If you have a choice, i wouldn't recommend going in the hospital to anyone. It is like a nightmare. I was eventually transfered (for the fifth time) to a half decent hospital which means I have been treated and can now live a normal life.
The staff here had no clue and the 'support' staff offered no support at all. I would actally like to complain about my treatment here.