"Mental Health Unit"

About: Graylands Hospital

(as the patient),

I was in the Darlington Ward, which is an open mental health unit. I refused to take my medication, which they were trying to get me to take. After sitting in the sun for 20 minutes I threw a tantrum. 

I was then transferred to the Montgomery Unit for a number of weeks - which is an involuntary (locked) mental health ward. I believe they did the wrong thing. I wanted to get out.

Responses

Response from Roslyn Elmes, Executive Director, Mental Health, Public Health & Dental Services, North Metropolitan Health Service

Dear want to get out,

Thank you for sharing your story regarding your experience at Graylands Hospital. I am sorry to read that the care provided to you whilst in hospital caused you concern.

I encourage you to contact the Stakeholder Liaison Officer on (08) 9242 9612 or email feedback.NMHSMH@health.wa.gov.au to discuss your concerns in more detail. Your feedback will assist us to improve the care we provide to all North Metropolitan Mental Health Service patients.

Kind regards

Roslyn Elmes

Executive Director

Mental Health, Public Health & Ambulatory Care

North Metropolitan Health Service

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