Patient Dead At Bateman Hospital

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Disgustipated

Huntington, WV

#1 Dec 29, 2011
A Forensic patient died at Bateman last night.
Whatever happened to "Nobody dies on the Hill?"
How can a patient with no medical problems, only Psychiatric ones end up dead pretty much out of the blue?
And when EMS gets there, they can't Intubate him because of his windpipe being practically crushed.
Something stinks on the hill.
blazed

United States

#2 Dec 29, 2011
who was it? hopefully one of the molesters.
ReAlLy

Huntington, WV

#3 Dec 29, 2011
Disgustipated wrote:
A Forensic patient died at Bateman last night.
Whatever happened to "Nobody dies on the Hill?"
How can a patient with no medical problems, only Psychiatric ones end up dead pretty much out of the blue?
And when EMS gets there, they can't Intubate him because of his windpipe being practically crushed.
Something stinks on the hill.
Ok you sound like a typical Bateman employee. People die all the time the no one dies on the hill is rather stupid, and why would you even post this on topix? I don't think you care about yourself let alone your job. As far as EMS goes they did intubate the pt... Time to change ya tampon you drama seeking queen
ReAlLy

Huntington, WV

#4 Dec 29, 2011
blazed wrote:
who was it? hopefully one of the molesters.
Who cares what his past is about you must be another sick employee
umm

Chatham, UK

#5 Dec 29, 2011
limk it up then
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Josette

United States

#7 Dec 30, 2011
Has anyone heard anything else?
ReAlLy

Huntington, WV

#8 Dec 30, 2011
Josette wrote:
Has anyone heard anything else?
What else is there to know?
A pt died from MMBH in CHH ER
not surprised

Hurricane, WV

#9 Dec 31, 2011
I've worked in mental/behavioral health for years and this doesn't surprise me at all. The wages for this field are horrible and the quality of employees for both the behavioral health agencies and the state hospital is fairly low. The quality of life for intellectually disabled people is horrible in any setting (even some natural family homes) and with the ever raising pill epidemic, the quality of staffing is decreasing even further. All that being said, the state hospital is overcrowded and the staffing ratio of 1 staff to 7-10 patients is just ridiculous. I admit to not being knowledgeable about the term "forensic patient" but I assume that this means that the patient was a violent/criminal offender. It would be easy for a staff to go to far with a restraint when dealing with this type of patient. I only hope that this is not the case because that would be another issue altogether.
ReAlLy

Huntington, WV

#10 Dec 31, 2011
not surprised wrote:
I've worked in mental/behavioral health for years and this doesn't surprise me at all. The wages for this field are horrible and the quality of employees for both the behavioral health agencies and the state hospital is fairly low. The quality of life for intellectually disabled people is horrible in any setting (even some natural family homes) and with the ever raising pill epidemic, the quality of staffing is decreasing even further. All that being said, the state hospital is overcrowded and the staffing ratio of 1 staff to 7-10 patients is just ridiculous. I admit to not being knowledgeable about the term "forensic patient" but I assume that this means that the patient was a violent/criminal offender. It would be easy for a staff to go to far with a restraint when dealing with this type of patient. I only hope that this is not the case because that would be another issue altogether.
Good points with your post however the case may be this person was human not perfect just like everyone else I've met in this judgmental world
Josette

United States

#11 Dec 31, 2011
not surprised wrote:
I've worked in mental/behavioral health for years and this doesn't surprise me at all. The wages for this field are horrible and the quality of employees for both the behavioral health agencies and the state hospital is fairly low. The quality of life for intellectually disabled people is horrible in any setting (even some natural family homes) and with the ever raising pill epidemic, the quality of staffing is decreasing even further. All that being said, the state hospital is overcrowded and the staffing ratio of 1 staff to 7-10 patients is just ridiculous. I admit to not being knowledgeable about the term "forensic patient" but I assume that this means that the patient was a violent/criminal offender. It would be easy for a staff to go to far with a restraint when dealing with this type of patient. I only hope that this is not the case because that would be another issue altogether.
I don't believe that is true about the overall quality of employees. I work at a mental health facility and there are some very good nurses and HSWs there. Yes, the overstaffing is wrong, and the madatory overtime sucks. I believe that no one is better than anyone else in this world and I treat all of the patients with respect and dignity. I am not anyone's judge. Think some of the employees are burnt out, but one of the reasons is the way we are treated by management. We are the ones who are not treated like humans, believe me. Also, staff are beaten up by patients and that seems to be ok. But patients (and staff) can make up lies about employees and the patient advocates are all over the staff. That doesn't change the fact that at every mental health work place there are staff who are nice and staff that don't need to be there if they can't treat the patiets kindly. If staff doesn't like the patients and are judgemental, then they need to work somewhere else. There are things to enjoy about every patient. And positive reinforcement goes a lot farther than negative.

Level 1

Since: Dec 11

Danville, WV

#12 Dec 31, 2011
I too work in mental health system people think it is an easy job, it isnt but just like any other place to work there are good and bad. I for one do care about ALL the patients I work with as do the majority of the staff I work with. It is a tragedy and very sad that this patient had to die, after all the patient was someones family member.
so

United States

#13 Dec 31, 2011
One less taking up my tax dollars !!!
happy girl

Charleston, WV

#14 Dec 31, 2011
so wrote:
One less taking up my tax dollars !!!
That's really a crappy thing to say. This person may have had insurance and if they didn't, so what. These people are sick. They are mentally ill. That is one thing, among many, that tax dollars goes for. I have no problem with that. I would rather see the money go to someone that is sick and cannot help it then to someone that won't work, lives off welfare and keeps having kids they cannot support. That's what pisses me off. I hope you aren't in the medical field. You have a poor outlook.
?????

Sullivan, OH

#15 Dec 31, 2011
Mentally ill because they were hooked on opanas or tabs for years? I mean come on maybe 1 in 10 on the hill was actually born with something wrong with them.. The rest were brought on by themselves.. So i agree one less on my tax dollars
happy girl

Charleston, WV

#16 Dec 31, 2011
[QUOTE who="?????"]Mentally ill because they were hooked on opanas or tabs for years? I mean come on maybe 1 in 10 on the hill was actually born with something wrong with them.. The rest were brought on by themselves.. So i agree one less on my tax dollars[/QUOTE]

No. The majority are not there because of a drug habit. You need to check your facts. Obviously you know nothing about mental illness. I hate it when people speak on things they know nothing about.
Josette

United States

#17 Dec 31, 2011
happy girl wrote:
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No. The majority are not there because of a drug habit. You need to check your facts. Obviously you know nothing about mental illness. I hate it when people speak on things they know nothing about.
Happy Girl, What I do when people say stupid things like that is just ignore them. They just want some attention and to get things started. You have a nice New Year's Eve. I will be working tonight and will be enjoying my patients!:))
happy girl

Charleston, WV

#18 Dec 31, 2011
Josette wrote:
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Happy Girl, What I do when people say stupid things like that is just ignore them. They just want some attention and to get things started. You have a nice New Year's Eve. I will be working tonight and will be enjoying my patients!:))
Thank you. You have a happy new year also.
early

Penn Laird, VA

#19 Dec 31, 2011
happy girl wrote:
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Thank you. You have a happy new year also.
why so happy? Your ol man must have a huge rod.
DolphinsJeep

Huntington, WV

#20 Dec 31, 2011
that firebug got what he deserved.
that whole floor is full of babyrapers and other scum.
they get caterd too. the state gives them 2 dollars a day to spend on junkfood and three meals a day, they get to go play pool and watch movies.
they all need to go to jail. that forensics unit is a waste of money
these people hurt children destroy families and then get to lay around with other scum just like em and trade stories.
ive heard em do it
ive listened to em brag about "beating charges"
so get as compassionate as you want. Pike got what he deserved. Hope the little firebug is in hell getting a taste of his own medicine.
its a shame they didnt kill DraperTheBabyRaper
happy girl

Charleston, WV

#21 Dec 31, 2011
DolphinsJeep wrote:
that firebug got what he deserved.
that whole floor is full of babyrapers and other scum.
they get caterd too. the state gives them 2 dollars a day to spend on junkfood and three meals a day, they get to go play pool and watch movies.
they all need to go to jail. that forensics unit is a waste of money
these people hurt children destroy families and then get to lay around with other scum just like em and trade stories.
ive heard em do it
ive listened to em brag about "beating charges"
so get as compassionate as you want. Pike got what he deserved. Hope the little firebug is in hell getting a taste of his own medicine.
its a shame they didnt kill DraperTheBabyRaper
Once again, you don't know anything about it. They are not all sick in that way.

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