"Positive involvement at the Wells Road Centre - Thurland Ward"

About: Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

(as the patient),

Think the treatment I am getting is good but I would like to see more access to more activities such as tai chi and more regional cooking. The lighting on the outer courtyard does need to be fixed as the lighting has been out of working order for a few weeks now. I would like to get involved in therapeutic art. I would also like to have opportunities to involve myself in voluntary work such as support work with adults and children. 

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Responses

Response from Involvement Team , Involvement & Experience, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. I will be contacting the staff on the ward to discuss your posting and will get back to you again.

Response from Involvement Team , Involvement & Experience, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Thank you for letting us know your clear interests.

The lighting in the outer courtyard has been reported to the builders and we will make sure that this is chased up and the lights fixed.

It is good to hear that you feel the treatment you are receiving is good and we are always interested to hear how we can improve and develop activities that will help you. You have highlighted several activities that you would like to pursue and if you could discuss these with your named Occupational Therapist, they can then help you to pursue some or all of these. I have let her know that someone on Thurland Ward has expressed these interests, so please talk to her about what you would like to get involved in and what would help you.

We have had Tai Chi sessions in the Well’s Road Centre before and if you have leave it may be something that you can pursue in the community.

There are currently some cooking groups on the ward and requests to prepare regional menus will be well received in these.

Your named Occupational therapist will be able to discuss opportunities for volunteering and introduce you to the Art Instructor, who will discuss with you how you would like to be involved in Therapeutic Art.

Once again thank you for letting us know your views and what will help you with you recovery.

Yvonne Bird

Community Forensic Occopational Therapy

The Wells Road Centre