"Care of brother at Wathwood"

About: Wathwood Hospital

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

My brother was transfered to Wathwood hospital and his health both mental and physical have improved.

He has lost weight and he looks healthier.

He looks more relaxed

He has complained that on the Assessment ward the times he can shave are too strict. He can not shave until 09: 30hrs and then this stops for lunch and tea and then stops altogether at 20:00hrs.

Despite this he is a lot happier here.

(Wriiten on behalf of a patients sister)

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Response from Jane Danforth, Involvement Team , Involvement & Experience, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

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Many thanks for sharing your feedback with about Wathwood.

I am pleased your brothers health has improved and he is feeling healthier.

I note your comments about the strict shaving times and I will pass this on to the staff on the assessment ward as I am sure they will want want to comment.

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Response from Philip Dickinson, Ward Manager and Involvement Lead, Wathwood Hospital, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

I have approached the ward manager who responded by saying

"We have shaving times as they are restricted items within the assessment ward

This is due to the fact that patients on the assessment ward are mentally fragile, mentally unwell and risk is at it’s greatest

We have recently reviewed the times as a team both staff and patients together to find a working solution.

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