In this brief blog, we will discuss the Bradgate mental health unit
What is the Bradgate mental health unit?
The Bradgate mental health unit is an NHS trust which provides mental health services to people who are some of the most vulnerable in society due to their mental health illnesses. The services are provided throughout the Leicestershire and Rutland area.
The services provided at the Bradgate Mental Health Unit are actually run and co-ordinated by the Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust.
The Leicester partnership NHS trust provides mental health services to adults, kids and the elderly. It also provides learning disability and community health services across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
You can visit the Leicester Partnership NHS Trust website here.
The Bradgate mental health unit had been plagued with a lot of suicides and the quality care commission who should have been overseeing them has taken some responsibility in not being to properly oversee the Bradgate mental health unit and avoid situations where patients were escaping the facility and killing themselves in some instances. A facility which was meant to be a secure facility.
Reviews for the Bradgate mental health trust Unit
We have found some reviews of the Bradgate mental health unit and they don’t seem very good, to say the least.
Some of the reviews for the Bradgate mental health unit include:
“Totally and utter waste of public funding not fit for puroos
The bradgate unit is the worst mental health unit in the country FACT. The only purpose this unit serves is for staff salary, patients are just an inconvenience. No continuity of service whatsoever. I cannot even be bothered to detail my experience further as nothing will change ever here. 18 months after being totally messed around with cancelled appointments by them and a non existent service I transferred to another trust under patient choice. Exercise your legal right by doing the same and do not waste your time here at this alleged service. Pathetic since exercising my right under patient choice and transferred to another trust by going through my MP the service at the other trust has been 1001% better “
There are however some good reviews for the Bradgate mental health unit.
I was admitted under section which I thought was completely wrong at the time but I was ill and I now realise it was the best place for me at the time. Whilst the first few days were admittedly scary but as I got settled in, I was fine. The staff and are rushed off their feet and I understand it can get hard and stressful for them but I do think maybe they could benefit from having a few more nurses available. Whilst I was in there I had alarmingly high blood pressure which they said they would check again in a few hours but didn’t but that was the least of my worries at the time. They didn’t have my medication in stock so I had to miss a dose until the following day. A lot of the staff were absolutely lovely there and I will never forget the help I received from them but some others could do with more training as some were more concerned about people smoking in their bedrooms or garden than they were about patients welfare. I think there should be more one to ones with the patients in there in a daily basis because you are just literally left to do what you want all day apart from when ward round is on. Some of the people I met in there were amazing and I will never forget them and I will never forget some of the staff and the amazing work they put into looking after me. The dinners aren’t all that bad either ! Overall it was an amazing scary and daunting experience one I hope I will never have to go back to again. I would like to thank the staff for looking after me during one of the worst times of my life. I’d also like to thank the patients that made me feel welcome. Thank you all so much and continue doing the work you do as you do a great job overall. Thank you again “
If you are suffering from depression, anxiety, loneliness or any similar mental health issue then seeking help for it may be a good option. Mental health issues such as depression, loneliness and anxiety can affect anyone of us.
If you are under 18 then CAMHS, an NHS run programme may just be the answer for your mental health struggles.
You should look to see if you meet the CAMHS referral criteria and then fill in the CAMHS referral form.