Mental Health

Attacks on mental health staff rise by 33% in England

Mental health workers on wards and out in the community have seen attacks on them rise by 33% in England by seriously ill patients.

Attacks by mental health patients could come out of the blue, knifes have been used, razor blades, sharpened tools, screwdrivers, and all types of assaults from headbutting, kicked, punched etc.

Trafford has a mental health ward on the grounds of Trafford General Hospital, the wards are a dreadful environment for people who are very unwell, we are not at this time aware of any incidents at this hospital.

Time and time again, we hear that a lack of staff is a problem, in Trafford it is almost sexist! with only female workers being available for community work, it is the same on the wards, something is not right at this hospital, the retention of staff is one of the biggest issues.

The government have done nothing, they claim billions of pounds have been given, but obviously this is utter rubbish, and they claim they will be creating over 20,000 more staff by 2021, it is now staff is needed and making sure staff are retained.

We do not believe patients are being searched at Trafford Moorside.

Mental health workers are amazing people, having to deal with so much, and then their own lives, they deserve better, and to feel safe in their jobs, this is not the case, and the government needs to wake up and help them out, not by fobbing off people talking utter rubbish about money that may have or may not have been given.

We understand that the Tories are wanting desperately for a private health care, and these things will only get worse as the NHS is stripped until its dead, and that day will come the longer people continue to vote for the Tories.

Attacks from patients on patients have also gone on the rise, with no protection for any of them, it is a scary environment, often very noisy, and some very ill people hanging around.

Lots of patients do not like being restrained, their is also a legal issue regarding being detained, as an act or statute can only be given if the patient consents, an act of parliament is not a law! although we agree some people are so ill they do need to be detained for their own safety and others.

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Categories: Mental Health, Trafford

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