I was reading some of the comments on this facility and it sounds rather scary. I currently have a loved one here. This was not of our choice, he was sent here by another hospital. We have only been here to visit one time before the pandemic hit us. This was back in 2020 early part of the year. I can relate to all the remarks that I have read on the reviews of the staff and the nurse's as well. I know that they have their hands full and could be trying at times. I'm sure they all have difficulties at time, but this does NOT give them the right to be rude and inconsiderate of any family member checking in on their loved one. They know what is expected when they took on the responsibility of working at such a facility as this one. Since I have only been once I can not really say to much. I do Believe the people working makes the facility what it is. All I can respond to are the details of the staff that I have had interaction with, which here lately have BEEN unacceptable. The charge nurse, I do not want to mention names is one of the most rudest person's I think I have spoke with within the last 10 months. Now that our loved one has Covid19 and is in Quarrtine, it is really hard to get information on them. One thing I do know they CAN NOT keep you from talking to your family member over the phone. You have a right to reach out or find yourself an advocate to help you with any problems you may have with the staff members or any personal of the hospital. As far as the operator goes apparently she is a little touched, it's so hard to understand her when she answers the phone anyways. Almost everytime when she goes to transfer my call it's most of the time to the wrong department or extension. I will just be glad when our loved one is able to leave this place and find a suitable placement. I'm sure that all belongings have been taking and will not have any upon leaving as well. I've seen this happened way to many times, it would not surprise me if the staff has a part in this as well. Nothing surprises me anymore. I just pray for all who are suffering with Covid19 while in this hospital. I pray they are getting the proper treatment that is required and then some, which I doubt they are.
This place haunts my slumber every night it played a major role in how the rest of my life 8yrs old till 18 when I could say no more state hospital time is the worst thing in the world fr children and adults sorry for my rants no one to tell in past 35 years
This place is just horrible. When I was there (I think 2005/2006?) the place was so overcrowded there wasn’t enough places for people to sit in the day room. And when we had classes people were sitting in the floor. I had another patient steal my clothes and the staff refused to acknowledge she was wearing my clothes. The people that end up here are severe mental illness cases. I feel like I wasn’t supposed to be there, but when you have no insurance this is where you end up. If you are needing to find help, please explore your options if possible. I went in “sick” and left “sick”. There has to be another state hospital better than this one.
North Texas State Hospital Wichita Falls TX is a State run hospital. It is used by several University's as teaching facilities to follow standard protocols by interns and similar trainees. The hospital is not strictly for patients to get better due to limitations compared to private facilities and because it is supported by the state to teach occupational protocols. SOME PEOPLE ARE SPECIFICALLY USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF TEACHING PROTOCOLS. Some private hospitals have more trained professionals able to provide help to patients. The exact same help is not necessarily used by the state hospital. Many poor, homeless and people considered violent come to the state hospital. Sadly sometimes false statements are given about mentally ill homeless people forcing them into the state hospital. There are several other issues regarding state hospitals that can be independently researched. It is idealistic to believe all state employees care about all the patients and unrealistic. SUPPORT INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS FOR THE MENTALLY ILL AND REACH OUT TO LOVED ONES, FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO BE A POSITIVE SUPPORT SYSTEM TO PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF DISENFRANCHISED. LAWS SHOULD BE PASSED TO PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF THE MENTALLY ILL. IT CAN HAPPEN TO ANYONE. Without lots of money the courts and attorneys are not always interested in the welfare of poor homeless mentally ill people. New laws to protect the disenfranchised can make a difference. DON'T WAIT START TODAY.