I also agree with one of your other comments re getting a drink of water as they need to ask for a door to be unlocked to do this. I have even taken him up plastic bottles of water to be told he can’t have these.
Similarly with a cd player - he can’t have it.
My son doesn’t just have mental health problems, he also has 2 acquired brain injuries and Ward 4 is not just the correct environment for anyone let alone someone with his sensitivities.
I feel there is absolutely no place for him to go for one minute peace and quiet (something which is not only a basic right but very much needed for someone with acquired brain injury) to get away for the manic environment. Indeed, I go in for 2 hours visit and come out so stressed with the constant noise that I can’t imagine what it must be like 24/ 7 .
I came home on Friday to make phone calls to the Mental Welfare Commission, the Consultant on the ward, the service manager and the Care Inspectorate to voice my opinion that this environment is making my son more ill.
To answer your question re the seclusion room - YES it is still currently being used - my son has been in it on a few occasions during the past week!!!
I am now googling to see if there is somewhere else we can move him to as this place is just not conducive to him recovering in the near future.
A very distressed and worried mum.