"Agree with previous reviewer"
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I too have a relative at Cygnet and I have to say the review I most identify with is the first one. Whilst it is very harsh to say there is no care for human life I do believe that the hospital looks after its staff and their egos first and patients are secondary to that. I have not seen anyone medicated to a point of no return however there is certainly far too much emphasis on medication and it seems to me there is very little thought given to holistic care and improving the local environment. It is also unfair to say "Staff and doctors are both appalling and insensitive" - like all establishments of this nature there are some good staff however they do not seem to be very strong and their voices are not heard. Some of the staff are among the worst I have ever come across and in my opinion are simply not up to doing the job they are supposed to do.
This is really sad as it is the patients who suffer because of this. On a different level I even question the suitability of the hospital's physical location as it appears very cramped with no usable outside space for service users except small areas that appear to be dominated by people who smoke. The hospital appears to be very slow in adopting a no smoking policy! I wholeheartedly agree with the last line of the first review - people with mental illnesses should not be treated like this.