"Not being listened to"
About: Karri Adult Mental Health Ward Karri Adult Mental Health Ward Armadale 6112
Posted by cruxkw88 (as ),
I've been a patient at Armadale Hospital for a few days now. I was admitted for anorexia and came as a voluntary patient. I've been tube fed for several days and have began eating orally. I came in with severe stomach pain and the Drs were amazing at ruling out anything serious.
I'm feeling very uncomfortable being in hospital and want to continue my recovery journey at home. I feel strong enough mentally and physically to do so. I've been cleared medically and recently asked the psychiatric team if I could be discharged. They refused to listen and didn't want to discharge me. I explained how I felt about being here but I believe they didn't want to listen. I have gained just over 2kg since being admitted and yes, my BMI is still below 16.
I want to eat my own food that I prepare in the comfort of my own home. I'm not at risk to myself but the psychiatric team deemed me to be and so when I asked to be discharged, they argued and one of the doctors put me on forms.
Currently, I'm formed and am under watch. I'm extremely distressed. I feel as though I haven't been heard or listened to. My opinion and how I feel has not been heard. I feel the Dr didn't want to hear what I had to say and automatically assumed I couldn't handle going home.
I came in as a voluntary patient, and now my right to leave has been taken away from me. I'm extremely angry, distressed and now am refusing to eat as all I want is to go home.
I want a second opinion and have been told I have to wait about 3 days.
After reading the Mental Health Act, I do not meet the criteria to have been formed and no one wants to listen hence why I have come to this forum.
A patient's voice should be heard and taken into account and mine has not. The Dr has made me feel like I am a nobody and if it comes to needing a hospital admission again, I certainly will not come back. I'd rather suffer than have to deal with Drs again.