Name of Facility: New Hampshire Hospital
Location: Concord, NH, USA
- NBC Boston, “Staffing Shortage at NH Psychiatric Hospital Prompts Review,” May 2017: “A discovery that New Hampshire’s state-run psychiatric facility hasn’t been fully staffed for months is bringing the hospital leadership and Dartmouth-Hitchcock, the organization tasked with providing the staff, under fire. “
Name of Hospital: Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
City, State/Province, Country: Lebanon, NH, USA
Number of Stars: 4
Comment: Great environment, very respectful of patient privacy. Each patient has their own room and small bathroom. A few rooms have cameras but most do not. There is alloted time for visitors every day, and plenty of activities throughout the day such as stress management groups and supervised walks outside of the unit. Staff was generally respectful of my identity. Downside is that they recently cut their space in half, so no one can really stay for more than a week unless absolutely necessary. Overall a good hospital.
Type of program (i.e. day program, inpatient): inpatient
Any other identities/marginalizations (i.e. race/gender/sexuality) that could have influenced your stay?: trans man
Name of Hospital: Cheshire Medical Center
City, State/Province, Country: Keene, New Hampshire, USA
Number of Stars: 2.5
Comment: During my stay, the general staff and nurses were very kind and welcoming, doing their best to help you. The medical professionals were nice and pleasant to be around, but not as willing to accept that you may have a misdiagnosis or that you were really experiencing the symptoms that you were describing. The therapist (retired now i believe) was very dismissive and rude. He did not really want anything to do with the adolescents in his care, and was only focused on getting you out of there as fast as possible.
Type of program (i.e. day program, inpatient): Inpatient
Any other identities/marginalizations i.e. race/gender/sexuality that could have influenced your stay?: pansexual, transboy, physically disabled