Posted by Anonymous
After being admitted to DPOW hospital, I was transferred to the PHC. (36 miles away from home for me). Most staff were welcoming and easy to talk to, as well as some other inpatients, although not all were so easy to get along with. Anyway, there are things to do on the day ward, not that I ever went. If you're a smoker, you are able to go for a cigarette (they try to limit it to one cig, every hour). My review there, was not very good, I felt very awkward and out of place. On the thursday I had one doctor tell me I wasn't well enough to go out intotthe outside world again. On Friday an adolescent psychiatrist came to visit me (I'm 6 weeks off being 18, there was a bed shortage for adolescents in the UK.) He spoke to me for about 10 minutes, I'm not joking, and I was told that I was okay to go home. I then asked a nurse when I could leave, she told me I could leave whenever I wanted to.. So at 17, not knowing anyone that could drive me home and not knowing Lincoln too well, I had to get a taxi home. (I was charged £42.10). I am currently seeing camhs after my stay in the PHC and in my opinion have been left to rot and get worse. All in all its not too bad there, but there are things that concern me in regards as to what patients can get away with in there. E.g people with drinking problems being able to go out, and return drunk.