"Highbury Hospital treatment"
About: Highbury Hospital Highbury Hospital NG6 9DR
Posted by GetBetterS (as ),
I personally found Highbury to be awful compared to the recently closed QMC ward which had fantastic staff. The nurses on Rowan 2 (except a few good ones...) just sit in the office all day, they didn't give me the time of day, I feel especially because of a borderline personality disorder diagnosis.
I feel it's not safe for someone who is suicidal, ten minute checks don't exist even if they're meant to. I was admitted due to feeling incredibly suicidal and one of the nurses said to me that I wasn't suicidal, excuse me, try living 5 minutes in my head instead of being patronising.
I was also allowed to go out for 15 minutes alone, but I was gone for over 2 hours offsite hurting myself; not one staff member noticed. I found the HCAs to be much more understanding and caring, though a few had the nurses cold hearted attitude. Overall I would ask to be sent to the other side of the country for a bed rather than go back on Rowan 2. The facilities are nice though.