No visiting for long term patients causing mental health worries.
My wife had a stroke 7 weeks ago, I am truly in debt to the staff in ward 7 Hairmyres hospital for getting her back to where she is at the moment and they feel she has more improvement in her.
To let you understand, she has none to very little movement down her right side, she can say one or two words but most is all mixed up and not understandable, so very limited way to communicate.
I feel her mental health is being affected, one day she is up a bit, the next she is down.
The doctors solution was to offer her anti-depressant drugs rather than confront the problem, which is that she can't see me and I can't see her.
I asked the doctor about taking her home because I fear so much for her mental health but he thinks she could benefit more from pysiotherapy and speech therapy, but when do the benefits of this beat getting her home to her family who will do everything to help her with physio and speech.
Just watched the news talking about letting people go back to worship, pubs serving drinks outdoors and care home residents getting a visitor, what about long term patients in hospitals, must be a violation of civil rights to deny contact with loved ones?
I know one thing, my wife's and my mental health is suffering
"No visiting for long term patients causing worries"
About: University Hospital Hairmyres / Acute Stroke Unit (Ward 7) University Hospital Hairmyres Acute Stroke Unit (Ward 7) G75 8RG
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