"Attacked by another patient during my stay on the stroke ward"
About: Rotherham Hospital / General medicine Rotherham Hospital General medicine Rotherham S60 2UD
Posted by click992 (as ),
I had a bad experience whilst on the stroke unit. A patient, who was in the next bay to me, attacked me in the corridor. I was on my way to the toilet early in the morning and she came towards me and tried to rip my hair out. It all happened so quickly, the nurses got her off me and took her away. She was mentally disturbed and did not know what she's doing.
I think that patients that are disturbed this way should not be on the same wards as stroke victims. I was so upset not just for myself, but for the other patients who were bed bound.
I blame no one for what happened, the staff on this ward are very, very good, and caring, but at the time, it was most upsetting for me.