"Seacole Ward: September Community Meeting"

About: Forensic mental health

(as a staff member posting for a patient/service user),

Patients were asked for their opinions on how we could improve their experience of the service. The following suggestions were made during a September community meeting:

1. We would like a pet rabbit to look after this would be therapeutic.

2. We would like to review the ward manifesto to better suit the current patient group and promote respect for one another.

3. Please also consider creating a sensory room for the ward.

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Response from Helen Lloyd, Ward Manager, Seacole Ward The Wells Road, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

1. The appropriate equipment has been purchased for the rabbit, so now it is just waiting for a risk assessment and a policy to be written up. Once this has been done we will set up the rabbit with the local vet prior to it coming onto Seacole.

2. The current manifesto no longer suits the needs on Seacole. So during Community Meeting the ladies evaluated with a new manifesto devised to suit those who are currently on the ward. This is now displayed in the communal area.

3. We now have a sensory room that is up and running thank you to the ladies who helped set it up by painting walls etc. It has been a great addition to the ward.

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