"Lack of empathy in MH services"
About: Sligo Leitrim Adult Mental Health Inpatient Unit Sligo Leitrim Adult Mental Health Inpatient Unit Sligo Town
Posted by Sligo112 (as ),
I spent two months in St Columba’s hospital a while back. I feel there was a total lack of empathy from some of the nursing staff, it amazed me. Quite often some of the nurses spent most of their time sat in the office.
On more than one occasion one nurse spoke very loudly in front of lots of patients about personal stuff regarding only one. Personally I found out about another patients self harm because this nurse asked the patient to come out of the room so they could take the stitches out of their arm. In front of everybody.
Same nurse questioned me in front of everyone as to why I was not dressed. I had just had a change of meds and needed to give myself a chance to get used to them so I stayed in pj bottoms.
I feel little empathy was shown to anyone. I also feel nursing staff back each other, no matter how upset someone is in there due to a staff mistake. Which in my opinion they made plenty of.