The Priory Hospital Southampton
Written by a patient
7th August 2014
My review is of the CAMHS ward only:
I've been to three mental health units in my time. Here, one other Priory, and an NHS unit. The other priory I was a patient at was, without a doubt, a truly great hospital with caring staff, proper therapy and a great layout. The NHS unit was again a great help and it felt as if the staff really cared.
This unit was completely different. There was next to no therapy, the staff did not come and socialise with patients, my parent never even met my consultant, I had only a few 1:1 sessions during my stay, as opposed to AT LEAST weekly ones in my other hospitals. I felt as if I was unfairly treated and my opinions were not listend too. I also felt patronised by doctors and saw disputes and bickering between doctors and staff. There was no communication between consultants, doctors, nurses and HCA's. I had one staff member who said I had 'stuffed my face' at dinner - I was an eating disorders patient, and the comment still strikes me now. I don't think I benefited at all from my stay here. I would recommend any patient to avoid this particular priory if possible, and seek better help.