"I felt the ward was totally inappropriate for me"
About: Nottingham City PCT Nottingham City PCT Nottingham NG1 6GN Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust / Mental Health Services for Older People – Inpatient Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Mental Health Services for Older People – Inpatient Nottingham NG3 6AA
Posted by hellsbells1 (as ),
I was at Bassetlaw Hospital and was told they couldn’t fund me to stay there because I was from outside the area. After 2 weeks I was transferred to Bestwood ward (City hospital) Alzheimer’s and senior dementia.
I felt absolutely distraught and lost. I felt like I was dumped there under the impression that there would be people like me on the ward but found this wasn’t the case. I saw women running round with their bras off, half naked men who had urinated and soiled themselves and too many things to talk about.
If it wasn’t for the brilliant top notch doctor I don’t know how I would have coped. After 1 ½ - 2 weeks I was transferred to B50, what a difference.
I am greatly disappointed with the treatment I received from Bassetlaw to Bestwood ward – which I feel was totally inappropriate for me at the time, it only seemed to make my mental health state worse. I only hope no-one else has to go through the same.