Posted by Anonymous
I was admitted to dudsbury ward back in March and I was appalled at the way it was run! The staff had very little time for patients, the building was unhygienic, there was NO privacy at all (six patients to a room? What's that all about?!), there was nothing to do all day, all activities where based outside (which means those of us who where ward bound could not participate). There was no communication, whilst in hospital here I had no idea what medication I was on, how long I was going to be in hospital for, how to appeal my section etc. I did ask staff these questions regularly but they did not have the time to answer as they where running around working incredibly hard whilst the managers, doctors and everyone above sat around in their little office all day doing nothing! The most entertaining and productive thing to do all day is attempt many different ways of escaping and taking ridiculous amounts of showers. If anything, being in hospital on dudsbury ward did nothing but make me worse! Now I am living in the community and terrified of asking for help again due to the trauma this ward gave me. Something really needs to be done about this as me and many other patients felt this way but where too terrified to speak up!