Monthly Archives: February 2021


May 2021

This site is now #1 in Bing and #2 in Yahoo for the search term “Rhodes Wood Hospital”. And it’s rising in the Google rankings as well. Thank you to everyone for their support.

#1 ranking in Bing

#2 ranking in Yahoo

May 2021

The CEO of Elysium Healthcare visited the hospital. We are sure there will be lots of noise made about how fantastic a hospital it is and how brilliantly the visit went.

April 2021

The hospital made some major staff changes, moved people around within the wards and caused a lot of upset not just with patients, but staff as well. Patients lost key workers and others with whom they had build relationships and it was very distressing for them. Worse, this is just phase 1 of a 3 phase process so there are two more major changes to come.


The story of a mother forced to take matters into her own hands, first to investigate her son’s death and then to reform the mental-health system that failed him


Another Mental Health hospital is closed by CQC: Milestones Hospital was shut on Friday last week. That private hospital, like Rhodes Wood, is used by NHS trusts, including the region’s mental health services.

Do you know of any practises at Rhodes to be unsafe, abusive or otherwise unsatisfactory? Let us know.

This is how we treat vulnerable children in the UK: The troubling case of Girl G.


The first Family & Carers Council meeting was held on 18th Feb, 2021 at 4 PM. There were several staff members from the hospital present, and there were six parents / carers.

Topics covered included communications from the hospital, training in the use of restraints and on-site / off-site visits and family meal arrangements. If you haven’t received minutes from the meeting, contact Amy at the hospital.

Employee Feedback

The top questions prospective employees ask of current employees, and the top replies they get. Source:

What is the work environment like?

“Bullying culture, gaslighting vulnerable staff and patients, discrimination, if you value your mental health avoid this lot. They ruin careers and will push you under the bus with no support. Blaming culture from weak managers all of whom appear to have Sociopathic traits. Avoid.”

“I was employed in CHAMS unit, had no proper support or supervision, my shifts pattern was not established appropriately and I didn’t get paid for doing overtime. The handover meetings were a joke. With some exception, most of the nurses in charge had no idea what they were doing, they were ridiculously rude and lacked proper manners when talking to their staff members. They ignored any feedback from healthcare assistants, they talked down to them and had big ego trips during handover meetings every day. They often used threats such as ‘if in your observation something happens you will go to prison’, they never blamed themselves for their own the inadequacies. I have never worked in such an awful place in my whole entire life before. The level of unprofessionalism is beyond belief. They have absolutely no interest in looking after their staff. There are staff shortages almost every day, staff are overworked and absolutely exhausted as they are not given their proper breaks. You are lucky if you get half an hour lunch break during a 12-hour shift. The patients are constantly at risk because of staff shortages, they have a lot of agency staff who are not trained properly to understand the needs of the patients. Patients are very unhappy, they don’t feel like their needs are being met, they feel neglected. Please, take my advise and do not apply for a job in CAHMS unit in Elysium healthcare.”

“The work environment is extremely dangerous, best case scenario this company destroys your career prospects, the worse case is you end up dead because Elysium refuses to hire enough staff to make the work environment safe. The managing director is fraud who is only interested in money.”

“Horrible. Dangerous, the high turn over in staff reflects this. If you have mental health issues avoid at all costs.”

How do you feel about going to work at Elysium Healthcare every day?

“Physically sick every time”

“Dread it every shift you know your going to be short staffed and agency useless half the time they are massive triggers. Love though how management will only address issues after they’ve had had patients attack them because of the rules they enforce on them but is fine for support staff to be attacked daily”Management are just rude, ignorant and bullies. Lack of support from them, ignore clinical decisions and override nurses decisions if a patient isn’t deemed suitable for the environment. Unapproachable, massive staff shortages.”

“Staff are on some wards so stressed but management don’t understand why as they’re not on the floor doing the hands on care or observations/interventions.”

“Management are just rude, ignorant and bullies. Lack of support from them, ignore clinical decisions and override nurses decisions if a patient isn’t deemed suitable for the environment. Unapproachable, massive staff shortages.”

“Stressed. Anxious, fearful, unsupported and bullied by gaslighting managers paid to, and sanctioned from above to treat staff in this way. Contracts changed with no consultations, told lies….avoid”

What would you suggest Elysium Healthcare management do to prevent others from leaving?

Not short staffing the wards and paying us better salaries. The money isn’t worth it when we are at risk of getting attacked and seeing horrible things.

What should you wear to an interview at Elysium Healthcare?

Nurses uniform always gives you the edge

If you were to leave Elysium Healthcare, what would be the reason?

Good staff leave, brown nosing sycophants stay. The culture of this company is as sick as the people they pretend to care for. Money rules.

If you were in charge, would would you do to make Elysium Healthcare a better place to work?

This organisation shouldn’t be running these units. Untrained staff tied up in policies that only benefit the company. If you complain, the victimise you out of a job. Sociopaths!


Pay: Monthly, not weekly
Leave: 3 sick days per 12 months
Shift Choice: If you are bank, you are zero hours. Regulars don’t get choice of shift
Shifts: Typically nurses and healthcare assistants work three 12.5 hour days, giving you four days off to rest
Payday: Last working day of the month



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Reviews left at Google Reviews

The reverse chronological order (with latest reviews first):

This place is quite frankly a horrendous please do not send your loved to this place. I beg you !
Your human rights will be stripped from you and you will be treated with less respect and dignity then a prisoner. You will be kept inside and left to your own thoughts at mealtimes.there is no support and often are short of staff. This doesn’t even skim the surface as there are many many issues in this place and the therapy here Is not adequate whatsoever I would never recommend this place to anyone informal or not.Rhodes wood is also not very hygienic and the rooms often smell of rotten eggs they also are extremely dirty, there is mold in the bathrooms and kitchen also there is dirt and sometimes blood on the walls. Not only this but there is also ensure replacement down the backs of the sofas and on the ceiling and not to mention there is bubbles on the ceiling that are and have been dripping but nothing has been done to resolve this issue. Surely this is a danger to our health but nothing has been is also stated in the reception area that this place is inadequate in all areas.surely this is a sign to close this place down for good. I am currently a patient here and I have experienced the worse care ever and I’m not even close to finishing treatment as we are currently in lockdown for 28 days maybe more depending on the COVID situation meaning all of our progress stops and we are no longer allowed to carry out tasks which lead to discharge wether we are doing well or not. This places answer to anything is medication and they don’t care about you once you are they weight they want you to be.they will tell you figures of everything even if you don’t want to know because apparently it’s a part of treatment.i cannot stress enough that you must not come here you will be treated like you are not human just because you have an ed

Like a prison. We were kept in dark rooms, alone with our thoughts, force fed with no therapy to help. Left with staff who had no clue what to do. Punished with biscuits, strengthening the thoughts that food was the enemy, no help to develop a good relationship with food and exercise. Self harm punished and not treated with care and support. Other inpatient hospitals are much better, if possible don’t go here!

If you don’t understand basic psychology you shouldn’t open a facility to treat a mental illness . This place should be closed down. I’m absolutely APPALLED by the lack of good care and the abuse done to young girls. Instead of being selfish and only setting up the first facility because you needed cash educate yourself and get a real job

I would definitely not rate this place. What is done here is absolutely unexeptable. I will always remember the way I was treated and so many other patients will agree it was way beyond wrong what is done there. I was niglected a human right. That was that I was not allowed outside as a punishment for simply being ill and needing that support. Prisoners are allowed outside. It does not matter how high risk levels are. We were kept like prisoners that have done something wrong. So so many staff and individuals were kind, caring people and I thank them with all my heart for that truly I do. Forever I will. However this was Rhodes Farm I am talking about. Rhodes Wood should be shut down. They all deserve better support and care. The rules inforced I am very sure should be illegal. Please,please as already said do not send your loved ones here. Rhodes Wood is not what care or support looks like, feels like.

Even the thought of this place makes me sick, although i have not been a patient at the new location the same regime is followed at Rhodes Wood as when it was Rhodes farm, which i had the misfortune of receiving inpatient treatment. The only way to describe it is mental abuse. Staff use food as a punishment to keep patients in line, many things that go on inside the walls are nothing other than torture.I experienced things i should never have had to and any hope you have when you are admitted is very quickly drained out of you by the cruelty of the program. I have attended other hospitals before and after my time here and none of the practices that go on in Rhodes are allowed to happen elsewhere. I have been suffering flashbacks and nightmares about the place ever since i left. DO NOT let your loved ones go here to be treated. It will break them and make them worse. I have more of a journey to go on as a result of that place than i did before being admitted

My daughter was treated here in August 2017. During her admission the unit was inspected for the first time by the Care Quality Commission. The report can easily be read online. The hospital achieved ‘good’ across all categories. This is fantastic for a first inspection, and reflects our family’s experience. The unit is well led, has passionate and kind staff, runs a coherent programme of treatment in line with the recommendations of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence, and includes personal and family therapy which seemed very successful. They offer treatment even to very, very ill children. The nurses and therapeutic care workers were lovely. Although staffing and the need for supervision mean that the patients spend almost all their time indoors the school seemed superb (and gave us very constructive and excellent feedback) and there are events such as massage, animation, dance etc onsite. For those who are well enough there is a fair programme of visits out of the unit. The medical staff are mostly locums at present but seemed approachable and sensible. There was an excellent parent support group and we were particularly impressed by the ‘expert by experience’, who has come to terms with anorexia and rebuilt her life, and who offers friendship and support to the patients.

Of course not everything is perfect. Getting into the unit to visit is particularly difficult; some of the rooms are very dark and the bedrooms get very hot (better lighting and air-conditioning to all bedrooms is being fitted at present). It seems the company listen to feedback and to the regular Patient Council.

An eating disorder is awful, and distorts perception. It is hardly surprising that some have left negative reviews since recovery is a very difficult road, but our experience was very positive. If you or your family need treatment I would like to assure you that Rhodes Wood will look after you kindly, following best practice, and give you every chance to regain a fulfilling and full life. Good luck!

You can go if you want but do keep in mind you’ll get less human rights and freedom than a prisoner

I’d give less if I could … This supposed eating disorder clinic,Should be SHUT DOWN.
Should also change there ” partners in care” signs as they are no longer part of this group.