Musgrove Park Hospital
Written by a patient
6th February 2020
I went to Musgrove Park Hospital, initially in intensive care, due to a near fatal overdose when feeling unwell.
A few days after coming out of high dependency I was transferred to Exmoor Ward.
I found the nurses here compassionate and warming.
I still felt psychologically unwell, as noted in my notes.
I saw a very glum, uncaring woman psychatrist, who, after around a 6 minute conversation discharged me. I was still having extreme thoughts of suicide, and not thinking clearly. I told her I had planned to take more tablets. She completely, to the amazement of the doctors and nurses on the ward, ignored me, muttering, if that was what I wanted then go ahead. I said I didnt want that, but that I needed some sort of help. She then walked away saying look up the samaritans, that's why they're there.
I, as well as other nurses and doctors on the wards could not believe how she was allowed to do this.
Musgrove Park Hospital mental health is the poorest I have ever seen for psychiatric services. It has a very bad culture. And I feel very unsafe knowing that they just do not care, my personal view!