News Articles on Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry

Name of Facility: Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry

Location: Columbus, OH, USA

News Articles:

WOSU Public Media (WOSU Radio), “Disability Group Asks Ohio To Protect Patients At Columbus Psychiatric Hospital,” May 2018: “Disability Rights Ohio released a report this week calling attention to Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry’s violations of treatment standards and patient safety – including allegations of physical and sexual abuse.”

News Articles on Delaware Psychiatric Center

Name of Facility: Delaware Psychiatric Center

Location: New Castle, DE, USA

Articles

  • Washington Post, “Ex-psychiatric hospital workers plead to criminal charges,” February 2018:  “Prosecutors said the three did not check on a 38-year-old male patient as required in December 2016, but signed logs indicating they had done so. The man died. Another former DPC worker… who worked as a security guard pleaded no contest to patient abuse for having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a DPC patient last summer.”

Bodmin Community Hospital – Fletcher Ward

Name of Facility: Bodmin Community Hospital – Fletcher Ward

Location of Facility (City, State/Province, Country): Bodmin Cornwall UK

Number of Stars: 1.5

Description of Experience: On arrival I saw that both staff and patients looked terrified but patients more so. One patient I knew from the town where I lived. Other patients I recognised from my stay 3 months earlier. One patient from my first stay was still ill like the last time. They don’t treat any physical health problems here, they don’t even investigate.

The only outside space was the smoking courtyard, a glass box in middle of ward, floor covered with cigarette ends and vomit from the poor lady whose physical condition had worsened. I phoned the police reporting the abuse on the ward. Another patient also phoned, this patient said he was threatened with being killed by staff if he phoned the police again. I was forced to drink a cup of water with medication I wasn’t prescribed in it. I reckon I’m lucky to survive those side effects which they say I didn’t have.

There had been a large outside space but it was closed for landscaping. The courtyard was approximately 3 meters square. The staff liked to be vindictive and ignored patients. Hot drinks were only allowed at set times and provided in large jugs, one of tea and one of hot water.

The only saving grace for this ward was a occupational therapist who tried her best but the culture was bad. All patients were treated with fear and distrust.

I’ve since obtained my medical records relating to this stay I was bowled over by the factually incorrect information. (Me and another patient being over the top polite asking for the courtyard to be opened 10 minutes before 6am were classed as offensive – saying please is offensive?!)

Risk management was centred around aggression not self harm. Chairs which could be thrown removed at night but Christmas Tree had glass bubbles and a long string of electric fairy lights. The Christmas Tree was never removed at night.

The other ward in Cornwall is actually quite good.

Type of Program (inpatient, outpatient, residential, etc.): Inpatient admission ward

Anything that might have impacted your stay? i.e. being LGBTQ+: I’d complained and have long history of contact with MH services

Year(s) Your Experience(s) Occurred (i.e. 2015): Dec 2016

News Articles on Michiana Behavioral Health

Name of Facility: Michiana Behavioral Health

Location: Plymouth, IN, USA

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News Articles on Winnebago Mental Health Institute

Name of Facility: Winnebago Mental Health Institute

Location: Oshkosh, WI, USA

Articles

Oshkosh Northwestern, “Oshkosh mental health center makes changes after death,” August 2015: “The citations were for inadequately documenting of nursing care; not following a sufficiently individualized treatment plan; and using a restraint incompatible with a pre-existing medical condition. Erik Haak, 33, died as the result of a June 5 incident at the center, during which staff members were trying to restrain him and he stopped breathing.”

Wisconsin State Journal, “Feds sanction Winnebago Mental Health Institute, could halt Medicare contract,” May 2018: “Inspectors issued 48 citations to Winnebago in December and February for a variety of problems, including noncompliance with five Medicare rules. The violations involve improper patient care, inadequate nursing staff, poor oversight of medical staff, an unsafe physical environment and other concerns.”

 

News Articles on Sundance Hospital

Name of Hospital: Sundance Hospital

Location: Garland, Arlington, and Fort Worth, TX, USA

Articles

  • CBS 11, “I-Team Investigation: Kids in Crisis,” November 2016: Staff allegedly threatened youth patients with sedatives at the Garland, TX location. The state has received 35 complaints about the facility since January 2015 regarding facilities in Garland, Arlington, and Fort Worth. The state substantiated 13 of them. The facility has been cited for deficiencies, including “lack of safety, supervision, staff and treatment plans. Restraints without physicians’ orders, sanitation issues, outdated food and medicine carts left out in the open are among other standards the state cites as not met.”

News Articles on Langley Green Hospital

Name of Hospital: Langley Green Hospital

Location: Crawley, West Sussex, U.K.

Articles

  • Argus, Crawley mental health hospital failing,” April 2014: “Inspectors found the hospital was not meeting standards regarding respecting and involving people who use services, their care and welfare and safeguarding them against abuse. The care home did not meet all requirements on management of medicines, staffing, assessing and monitoring the quality of services and patient records.”