"Assessment Unit, Cavell Centre, Peterborough"
About: Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust / Inpatient mental health care Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust Inpatient mental health care CB21 5EF
Posted by Teddie (as ),
I was kept on a mixed ward even though staff were aware I was extremely distressed by that (and the reason why). Despite staff promises, I felt I was not kept safe from male patients.
In my opinion staff lied to me and about me, my advance directive was completely ignored, I was repeatedly told off by some staff for doing what others had told me to do.
I never knew when my door was opened whether it would be someone acting friendly, refusing to engage with me or actively hostile.
I felt some staff refused to call me by my name.
At various times during my stay I felt I was denied the following:
food and drink,
prescribed medication for long term physical health condition,
means to follow specialist advice for managing long term physical health condition,
clean bed linen,
means to maintain personal hygiene,
information about my treatment, discharge date, changes to what I had been told,
access to a chaplain or to have my own clergy informed despite staff being aware I was in need of spiritual support (religious motivation for assault prior to admission),
contact with, or news of, next of kin.