"I feel like no one listens and no one cares"

About: Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

(as the patient),

It’s all a joke..life that is. In my opinion It doesn’t get better, it gets worse. I feel like I have been treated like a child and patronised and that’s when they have actually come and seen if I’m ok. Yeh I’ve spent hours in those rooms in hospital and I don’t feel like the staff really care. I’ve spent hours on my own in my room too scared to come out. Often, no-one asked how I was and it really felt like no-one cared. I was in turmoil, my mind reeling with all sorts of thoughts and I didn’t feel like I had anyone to turn to. There have been times when they’ve left me there with no conversation, nothing. I was so scared.

I feel like no-one listens to me anymore and no-one cares. I think it’s a fact of life when you’re deemed difficult. The fact is that i hurt so much inside and no-one knows and even if they did, i dont think they'd care anyway.

I’ve experienced some nurses who act as though they’re superior to the patients. Do they know what its like to feel so much pain inside – I’m not sure that they care what it feels like. I do, I feel that intense pain and anger, i feel and live it everyday and honestly believe it will never get any better. I cant cry anymore, I’m so alone and it feels like no one cares and no-one listens.

I’ve met two of the most amazing people in this weird life and I do not aim this at them.

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