"Psychiatric care in the lakeside unit"
About: Leigh Infirmary Mh Oupatients Clinic Leigh Infirmary Mh Oupatients Clinic Leigh WN7 1HS
Posted by neophyte1969 (as ),
I was recently a patient in the Lakeside Unit at Leigh Infirmary. In my opinion the care I received was very poor. In particular, there were very few facilities available to the patients on the ward, it felt like some of the nursing staff only engaged with the patients in order to dispense medication, and appointments with the doctors were brief and infrequent.
In my opinion the staff seemed to rely on medication and ECT rather than providing any talking therapy. Furthermore, the psychological services department appears to be very understaffed and there are long waiting lists for talking therapy.
On a scale of 1 to 10 I would give 5 Boroughs a score of 2.