Did you know that the NHS Choices website includes a ‘Reviews and Ratings’ section?
You can search for a psychiatric unit and discover what former patients have to say about their treatment there.
Here’s an example of one (chosen nearly at random) that shows some good and some bad reviews of a psychiatric unit in Northampton run by St Andrews Healthcare.
“I thought these horror stories only happened on tv”
So why not add your own experiences. Submit a review on the NHS Choices website so that others can see what to expect in their chosen hospital.