"Acute assessment Unit"
About: Lister Hospital Lister Hospital Stevenage SG1 4AB
Posted via NHS Choices
I wasn,t actually a patient but a regular visitor to a dear friend who had to endure a stay in this unit of nearly two weeks because i don,t think they really knew what to do with him. I cannot point the finger at one particular thing nor any individual or staff group but his overall experience was dire. I think in part it is the way the ward is set out. It is far too small for the number of patients. I think patients who are that sick need some space from other patients and some comforts. The whole experience would send anyone into a very gloomy state of mind. Speaking of which i think they deal with the body only really and do not consider the overall person or mental well being. That is why i think it should score low on dignity and respect. We saw some awfull things in there. It doesn,t have to be like that.