"Cavendish ward Leigh infirmary"
About: Leigh Infirmary Mh Oupatients Clinic / Women's Mental Health Unit Leigh Infirmary Mh Oupatients Clinic Women's Mental Health Unit WN7 1HS
Posted by Adelle (as ),
I was admitted to Leigh infirmary in February this year, and can honestly say it was the worst week of my life. Some of the staff were nice but a few were horrendous if I said anything I felt as though I was being ignored. I asked to see a doctor one day five times before he came at two in the morning, I asked to leave but was told I would be sectioned by the nurses. I'Il admit I lost it a few times and did throw a dish and was escorted to my room to cool down. Then the next day they took my phone off me because I was saying inappropriate things to my children. That was on the Saturday when I was really not well, but they took the phone off me on Thursday and I was being accused of making inappropriate calls. I tried to explain that I had apologised to my children and it was over with. I asked to use the ward phone and was told no but then someone else asked and she was allowed. I'll admit I said one rule for one and one rule for another so she threw the phone at me but she was taken outside for a cig to calm down.
Then later on there was an incident with a patient and the staff were dealing with that. I was stood at the bottom of the corridor when this person attacked me she pulled clumps of hair out and punched me and stamped on my toe and broke it. I was taken out and allowed to see my visitors the police came and decided it was both our faults but everybody saw her attack me and did nothing. I told the staff about my toe and a doctor would be called. I'm still waiting. I slept on the sofa in the telly room as I was terrified of being attacked again.
I finally saw the psychiatrist on the Friday who discharged me. I told him I was to scared to stay. I will never ever go in Leigh infirmary again. I didn't feel safe or got any better and I'm still ill at home but just getting this off my chest makes me feel a bit better.