"My Experience of a Caring NHS"
About: Arnold Lodge Regional Secure Unit Arnold Lodge Regional Secure Unit LE5 0LE Coventry And Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust / Inpatient mental health care Coventry And Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust Inpatient mental health care CV2 2TE Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust / Inpatient mental health care Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust Inpatient mental health care DY2 8PS
Posted by Just308 (as ),
I have been in several NHS hospitals, including Bushey Fields Dudley. Wallsgrave Coventry, Rampton Nottinghamshire, Arnold Lodge Leicestershire. In my opinion and all the hospitals I have been in have had staff that haven't got a clue what the word care means.
It felt for me as if staff were not bothered about how you are when you are feeling suicidal and having thoughts of harming yourself, all you get is a shrug of the shoulders or an I really couldn't care less sort of comment. All you need is a little comforting or reassurance and a friendly face that really seems bothered in your care and recovery.
It did also feel to me that if staff think they can get away with something, then they will do it like sarcastic or derogatory remarks aimed at you or winding you up and trying to get you to be violent so they can lock you up in seclusions.
I also feel that patients are not cared for physically like they should be. For example patients who have just had operations are expected to walk from their rooms to the meds trolley each time meds are called.
Some of them fall over with old age but nobody is allowed to help them up and this scenario is repeated over and over but still, nothing is done.
This is my experience of Mental Health Hospitals and in my opinion the effectiveness of treatment could be a million times better if the staff had the right attitude to do the job.