"January 2012 Patients Meeting Ward B50 "
About: Mental Health services for Older People
Posted by Janzq3 (as ),
Every six weeks the involvement team visit the patients meeting. Today the involvement team were supported by a trust governor member with extensive experience as a volunteer. Patients are really well supported to have their say and to share their experiences with others.
Hot topics for today included the menus, activities and what patients felt about the ward and staff.
One patient felt that there was not enough food of your choice available so depending on when you are served you may not get what you really want to eat.
Ward staff were present in the meeting to tell everyone that patients could pick an alternative from an extra choice menu available if ordered the day before.
Jake was attending the meeting as a student nurse on his first placement and commented on his impressions of B50.
'I love it, staff are brilliant, I feel really welcome, and patients have lots of activities to take part in, this has been a perfect place to start my placement'.
Other patients echoed Jake's comments, staff are nice, we have plenty to do, Diane is our activity co-ordinator and we requested a pamper day which is being organised. Everything works well on the ward. Josh, an agency staff member said
' I love it here and feel I have fitted in well even though I was nervous to start with.'
Another patient said ' I have been on the ward a fortnight and I know what staff are telling me to do is right and I keep on trying, I can't fault them they are so understanding'.