Name of Hospital: St. Elizabeth’s Hospital
City, State/Province, Country: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Number of Stars: 1
Comment: Awful hospital that should be sued. I am a very anti medicine person, I made it absolutely clear that I did not want medicine. I noticed I was getting headaches and that my drinks tasted funny, and the hospital lied to me and told me that it was because the place was not ventilated. I kept asking and it turns out they were putting medicine in my drinks and lying to me. I was told by another doctor from another ward that they considered that an illegal action. I also looked up a medicine guideline a while after, which had ‘do not put medicine in food’ bolded. They also put me in a room with a camera and claimed the camera was broken (it was not.)
The staff were awful people, casually throwing around the r-word. I was hiding in a corner on the first day and one of the staff asked if I was cr*zy, which is not acceptable to do when the patient (me) has psychosis. Also had transphobic staff, one of the staff members told me that you couldn’t be the gender you identify with unless you get the surgery. Very bad hospital and I want it to be shut down. I wish I could sue them and get money from them for the traumatic experience of being drugged.
Type of program (i.e. day program, inpatient): inpantient
Any other identities/marginalizations (i.e. race/gender/sexuality) that could have influenced your stay?: nonbinary minor, autistic, psychotic