What I liked
What could be improved
Should have cctv in hospital. The staff deny any wrong doings. No way to prove anything ...your word against theirs.
The food is awful. One day a week you get a hot breakfast.
The sound level on the street side of the hospital is deafening! Someone should measure it.
Let the patients get some fresh air and light. Non existent gardening therapy....I can absolutely guarantee that if you are a sectioned patient the only light and air you get is on a smoke break.
Had no books to read. I think there were about 5 books in the run down game room. Jackie collins and a few other books. All the games were missing pieces. No full deck of cards.
The piano was missing keys...and the football game thing was falling apart.
The whole time I was there , the water dispenser's mains cable was constantly immersed in water. The staff only attempted to remedy this during an NHS inspection.
Otherwise they just put towels around when the dispenser leaked.
Also, they lie about anyone getting any fresh air. They told my parents that there was a gardening area. There isn't! On top of the roof is a caged terrace with some nasty evergreens that never seem to have been attended to.
The only way to get fresh air is to go up to the terrace for a smoke break--Ironic huh! This is supposed to be for 15 minutes but never is.
I guarantee you that the majority of patients in the hospital have never been outside or had any direct sunlight for weeks/months at a time.
This surely has to be a violation of basic human rights. Even prisoners get half/hour of outside time.
This is of no concern to the Staff of the Gordon.