"Rude and nasty staff member"
About: Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust / Adult mental health (inpatient) Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Adult mental health (inpatient) NG3 6AA
Posted by Concernedme (as ),
My care on Rowan 2 was variable. Most of the staff were lovely and supportive. However one staff member was very rude to both myself and my carer.
My carer was treated with contempt as he informed the staff member of one of my risks. They responded "We expect patients to take responsibility for their own safety."
I was later told by this member of staff that I was wasting their time and everyone else's, and that I wasn't even trying to get better. They then told me I should just discharge myself and go home. When I tried to do this I was put on a section 5(2).
When I was re-admitted at a later date they wouldn't acknowledge my existence and ignored me even when they were serving dinner.
I was also not told of any plans to discharge me until I was sat in the discharge meeting. I was told "We have cured your depression, you just have personality disorder. You can pick up your medication in a couple of hours and then go home, your community mental health team will contact you next week sometime to organise support."
I was not told anything else and was left with no information. They'd been so quick to diagnose me with a personality disorder, then stopped caring. It was later discovered I was misdiagnosed and had actually been suffering from a psychotic episode with Bipolar, and had received inappropriate treatment as a result of their assumptions.