"Staff going above and beyond their duties to provide exemplary care"
About: Millbrook Mental Health Unit Millbrook Mental Health Unit G17 4JL
Posted by derryveigh (as ),
I was admitted to Lucy Wade ward Millbrook mental health unit last year.
This admission took place just a few days following a stroke. On admission the OT on the ward jumped into action and got me assessed within the hr by the speech and language therapist as I was still unable to speak or swallow and had no movement in my right arm or leg so I was also unable to walk and was in a wheelchair. The staff on Lucy Wade ward not only had my mental health to deal with but were now facing dealing with my physical needs. None of the staff apart from one agency nurse had any general nurse training but they all rose to the physical challenges that we faced and delivered the most exemplary care with the utmost dignity at all times having to adapt could not have been easy for them and they should be very proud of themselves as a team for achieving this by going above and beyond their duties as mental health nurses.