"Needs Brightening up"
About: Littlebrook Hospital Littlebrook Hospital DA2 6PB www.kmpt.nhs.uk
Posted by Anonymous
Having visited yesterday for the very first time a friend who is an in-patient I came away feeling very depressed, not because of any conversation we had, but because of the dull surroundings they are in. Surely if you are suffering from a mental health issue it is not helpful to be looking at brown walls, screened windows and flooring and furniture that's old fashioned. At no point during our visit did any staff check to see if we were ok, give us a cheerful Hello or Goodbye, were we invisible? At the end of the visit on leaving a client was sitting by the secure door, staff shouted at her and continued to, why ? then they seemed surprised she shouted at them! their display of this behaviour left us feeling less then confident our friend is being cared for well, sympathetic and as a human being.