"I came home with a spring in my step"

About: Duchy Court inpatient ward

(as the patient),

I suffer with depression, anxiety and bi-polar.

With the bi-polar condition my mood was very low. I was reluctant to take up the consultants advice of a room. There is a part of me crying out for help and treatment. When I stopped thinking of only me and looked at my family, I realised I was putting them through hell with worry.

On the Thursday morning I was collected by my C. P. N and she drove me to Duchy. A male nurse (staff) showed me to my room and offered me a cup of tea (very welcome).

The Duchy court unit has separate accommodation for male and female wings.

All staff were very helpful and kind, always a smile and a few words.

I was a patient for one month. Through fellow patients I learnt a lot.

All in all a very good stay and I came home with a spring in my step.

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Response from Bradford District Care Foundation Trust

Thank you very much for your feedback which I have passed onto the team on Duchy Court. We do strive to provide a welcoming and friendly atmosphere when supporting people and I am delighted to hear that this was how you found your experience to be.

We send you our best wishes and thoughts for the future and hope that the spring in your step continues.

Shaun Griffin

Ward Manager, Duchy Court

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