"B50 has proved a wonderfully safe place to be"

About: Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust / Mental Health Services for Older People – Inpatient

(as a staff member posting for a patient/service user),

Thank you for the care and encouragement I received in your clean psychiatric hands during the fourteen weeks when our lives crossed in B50.

I'm grateful to each of you (even, or especially the one who has so unsuccessfully tried to model herself on Nurse Ratchet! ) From the top of the pile to the bottom (Dimitry and Gill).

Those of you who appeared like tigers turned out to have hearts like lambs!

B50 has proved a wonderfully safe place to be.

I contacted Jane in the Involvement Team and met up at Duncan Macmillan House. She spent an hour and a half with me and gave me a tour. I've since been to a meeting for people like me. (Can you imagine people like me! ? ) I've signed up and become a member. I had to have two referees. Jane and ward manager Helen obliged.

Well, that's it, thank you so much, I feel like you have given me another chance at life and that's wonderful!

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Response from Helen Forrester, Ward Manager, Cherry Ward Highbury Hospital, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Thank you for taking the time to post such a heart warming story of your experience on B50 and continuing recovery with the Involvement Team. Your comments highlight that being in hospital can give hope and help; to indeed have another 'chance at life'.

The team and I are delighted at your very kind comments about us all; it gives us a real boost to have such positive feedback.

Thank you again and all our good wishes for the future.

Helen Forrester

Ward Manager

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