"I felt the nursing staff had a negative attitude to those on methadone"
About: Northern General Hospital Northern General Hospital Sheffield S5 7AU
Posted by boss888 (as ),
Whilst on the MAU 1 ward I was accused of taking illicit substances, I frequently went outside to smoke cigarettes and I believe the nursing staff was watching me on the CCTV, I was regularly tested for illicit use all of which proved negative.
I have been drug free for 8 years but felt the nursing staff had a negative attitude to those who are on a methadone prescription and made assumptions about me. I felt like I was spoken to in a derogatory manner and there was no follow up from metal health service afterwards.
I am disappointed by what I perceive as a lack of knowledge and training about substance misuse in the nursing staff.