Reviews of Holly Hill Hospital
Raleigh, North Carolina 27604
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DO NOT go there! - 06/15/2012 01:07:49 T from Raleigh, NC
This was a NIGHTMARE for me. I was not suicidal and my husband landed me there, then he felt badly for wrongly getting me there and tried to get me out. But he couldn't! It was FILTHY, the toilet seat was broken, the water in shower was clogged in ALL the showers (according to other residents) and the staff treated us like we were dirt. Your door HAS to stay open so when you shower you have to take your clothes into the shower with you. There is NOTHING to put them on so you lay them on the most filthy floor and they always get Soaking wet from the clogged drain. I had to wear my clothes wet until they dried. No creamrinse allowed so I couldn't get the matted tangles out due to my thick frizzy hair and lost half of it just trying to get the mat out with the come they give you. I finally had to use hand loation to get the tangles out and refused to wash it again until I got out. I was seen by 3 men naked while leaving the shower to retrive my clothing from the room when I decided not to wear wet clothing anymore. They made the room door stay open and men were allowed to watch me in bed all day and night as they please. Men were on the same floor we were on right there with us. It was tramatizing and I am still having nightmares from it. The staff is extremely rude to us. It was horrible! I had to Beg for a rubberband to put my hair in and they reluctantly gave me one like you put on braces, tiny. Food on the floors, everything was very dirty. I feel I will be tramatized for a very long time from my 4 day stay there. You are treated as if you are in prison and I am SERIOUS. They count you all day long. The food was so bad that I skipped all the lunches. The Group sessions (which is all the treatment you get) were a joke. We spent the whole day coloring butterflies. No ink pens. And the tooth brushes have a 3 in. handle and two tiny rows of brushes, couldn't get my teeth clean if I tried for hours. Nothing to dry hands with out of bathroom so have to use toilet tissue. I asked one nurse sitting at the station (the only nurse at the station at the time) if I could have shampoo to wash my hair and she said "I am on my break right now you will have to ask me later" She was just sitting there eatting pretzels dipping them in what looked like blue cheese and refused to walk two feet to get me shampoo. I can not stress enough how bad this place is. If you go I feel you will come out much worse than before you went in. I am serious, I could go on and on, but it would take days. Really, take me very seriously on this matter. Very concerned that this can go on. I only gave it one star because I couldn't do NO stars. But I will say that there was one guy (Dereck) that treated everyone with upmost respect and they should let him be the shining example to the employees there.
Horrible Place! - 02/11/2011 14:02:05 DF from Raleigh, NC
I was involuntarily committed for 72 hrs because I took an accidental overdose of Ambien. I was NOT suicidal and did not need to be in this place. If I did I would be the first to get help since I don't want to die. I was not able to get my medicine until the evening before I was to leave the next day. I felt I was forced to take medication that I was not on (when I told the nurse I did not take this medicine she stated "your REFUSING to take your meds"? I of course reluctantly took it because did not want anything negative in my file that would keep me from leaving this living hell. I was placed in a room with a psychotic patient that stared at me all night and of course I was unable to sleep. My blood pressure was at stroke level (BP is not a problem I usually have) and this did not seem to concern them one bit. The care was substandard and this was by far the worst thing I have ever gone through in my life. Gave one star because I could not give give zero.
waste of money and time - 12/13/2010 21:26:12 leb from raleigh, nc
This place is a disgrace to be called a Mental Health Facility. Multiple issues through many admits for a family member in the last year. Local MD's and therapist even say steer clear of this place. Unfortunately they sometimes have the only beds available during a crisis. I gave 1 star because you cannot give less
I've Been Elsewhere - Come Here! - 06/27/2010 07:05:56 AC from Raleigh, NC
There's nothing great about inpatient treatment, but I feel like I received the best possible care at Holly Hill, both in the inpatient and day/partial programs. This was a few years ago. Unfortunately, I had a setback this year and Holly Hill was full. They sent me to Winston-Salem, and it was HORRIBLE! Imagine not being able to even see the outside world or go outside, no place to walk or exercise, except pacing up and down a short hallway where the patient rooms are. From firsthand experience, my recommendation would be Holly Hill.
Terribly bad - 04/08/2010 23:41:30 Tom from Raleigh, NC
8 people called and complained to the patient advocate. She came and talked to each of them and left two hours later. I didn't get any meds for two days. Well by then my detox is almost near done! You'd think the "nurses" would be able to administer meds. Worst. Detox. Ever.
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