"Staff never had a long face!"
About: North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust / Older people's mental health North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust Older people's mental health ST2 8LD
Posted by verygratefulhusband (as ),
My wife who had dementia had an 8yr stay at the Hazelhurst Unit in the Harplands Hospital for the mentally impaired. The staff were brilliant with her - they always had time for the patients and they also cared for the carers.
I feel it needs to remain exactly as it is as all these other services are shaken up. I remember that the staff never had a long face, they were always cheerful and it made a big difference to my wife and to me knowing I was leaving her in good hands. She was very well cared for. She had very complex needs, she was incontinent, was in a wheelchair and had severe dementia. All her needs were met - I have nothing but praise for the staff. They made sure that her physical problems were treated, and also made sure that she was happy and mentally healthy. I was so impressed. I hope nothing happens to this unit - I think very highly of it.