"patient or criminal - distressing time at Sherdley Unit"
About: Knowsley Resource & Recovery Centre Knowsley Resource & Recovery Centre Prescot L35 5DR
Posted by john4505 (as ),
my wife went into hospital with a psychiatric illness needing help and came out a criminal. my wife, during a ward round thinking she was on the mend and due for discharge, was told she wasn't ready. This distressed my wife and brought her to tears, on re entering the ward she approached a group of nurses/helpers in her distressed state to seek help/comfort, only to be told to go away and get in her room (remembering my wife is suffering from a psychiatric disorder). She was now very distressed at not being allowed home, she slapped the nurse, though she later apologised when calm. Three weeks later on arriving home after discharge, she was arrested and taken to police cells and charged with assault. This was a very distressing time, not only for my wife, but for myself as her carer trying to keep her calm and not being re admitted straight to the hospital. lessons are my wife has lost confidence, and nurses should be aware of critical times on ward and handle situations better to avoid criminalising patients.