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How long will I need treatment? What happens if I refuse treatment? Can I choose when I leave? Who will I need to see about my treatment when I leave? What is my legal standing under the Mental Health Act? How does this affect me? How will my family/friends/children/ carers be involved in discussions concerning my treatment? About medication: What medication is being/will be used? What are the benefits of the medication? – short term and long term What are the possible side effects of the medication? – short term and long term How long does this medication take to work? Does this medication interact with other medications and/or complementary therapies (such as vitamins, supplements, natural remedies)? Why has this medication been chosen for me? How long will I need to take this medication? Are there other medications that can be used if this one doesn’t work? Are there ways to manage my illness other than medication? What else can I do to improve my wellness and recovery? What will happen if I stop taking my medication? Do you have any written information about my medication? About discharge from hospital: How long will I stay in hospital? What arrangements will be made for me after leaving hospital? When will these arrangements start? What supports are available for my family/children when I leave hospital? Can I choose when to end my hospital stay?
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Welcome to the Mental Health Short Stay Unit | 11 DAILY ROUTINES Meals We are happy to cater for different dietary requirements. Please ask your nurse for more information. Breakfast: 8.00am Lunch: 12:00pm Dinner: 5.00pm Please collect your meal from the meal trolley at the times above. There is a table and chairs in the lounge area where you can eat your meals. We ask that you do not take crockery and/or cutlery into your bedroom. Special meals are prepared to celebrate holidays such as Christmas and Easter. Other Food and Drink Tea and coffee are available from the beverage bays located in the lounge areas. Please check with us about bringing other food items into the MHSSU. There are some restrictions for health reasons. Medication Medication plays an important part in the recovery process. It can be helpful in stabilising mood and treating symptoms of mental illness. For information about medication side effects and what to expect, speak with your doctor. Please let us know if you are worried about any side effects you may experience. Sometimes medication can take time to start working. Please make sure you tell us about all complementary medicines you take (such as vitamins, supplements and natural remedies), as some of these may interact with your prescribed medications. Medication times: Approximately 8.00am, 12.00pm (noon), 5.00pm and 8.00pm. This may be delayed if the unit is very busy.
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