Over the past 30 years, public health and welfare systems, have been honed to perfect unaccountability, self- preservation, and risk aversion.
The total impossibility of even NHS complaints is illustrated here. https://www.dropbox.com/s/xn3zf9epstwl9mh/The%20problem%20is%20the%20burden%20of%20proof.doc?dl=0
It has taken nearly three years, and over a million pounds, a public campaign, several published enquiries a coroner’s inquest, and a jury, to show it was negligent to allow an epileptic, autistic inpatient in an assessment centre to lie for hours unattended in a bath. .
Connor’s family have effectively got no where in the fight for justice for their son and as can be seen her in his Mum’s blog are still waiting at 5th April 2016.
To decide, that allowing, a vulnerable epileptic man, to drown in his bath, was negligent.
And, it was revealed, that only 6 years earlier, another man had drowned mal- nourished in the same bath, in the same NHS adult treatment centre.
The only conclusion, that can be drawn from this, is, the NHS is publically unaccountable.
And, even when it is, the only sanction is a fine, payable, from public funds, and, resultant insolvency.
Following a pointless, expensive public enquiry. http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/feb/06/mid-staffs-hospital-scandal-guide
St Andrews Healthcare, and most Adult Treatment Units, are now run for private profit, but, paid out of the NHS public purse, and, as charities, pay no tax.
So no tax, no accountability, no service, and huge profit.
The perfect business model.
And, a similar story is true, now of most public services.
The Baby P scandal, illustrated, the lack of accountability, self-protection, and, inadequacy, of the now, effectively privatised child protection services.
What is their accountability, for the thousands of rapes of children over 15 years in Rotherham alone?
Or, the many illegal adoptions, that pocket adopting agencies, a minimum of £28,000 per child.
Mental health is now about creating, as profitable a market, as possible.
When did the learning disabled, autistic, epileptic, need to be institutionalised, and, medicated, at huge public expense, for life?
This is a gold mine, from which private equity is, literally, and, metaphorically, making a killing.
See the billions spent on mental health services in the past 5 years in England.
Throwing money at a service, without accountability, has shown not to work.
The forced, costly exposure of how Connor died, which, put his parents, through even more, unnecessary, excruciating hell, will justify further NHS privatisation.
And, be used, to move mental health care, to a local level, and utilise, the private Adult Treatment Units, holding units, and supported living, already in place.
Thomas Rawnsley, was the only occupant for a long time, in the ATU, which, effectively killed him.
Within these local provisions, accountability, is even more elusive.
As they are policed, by the Mental Capacity Act, and, Court of Protection,
So, unlike Connor’s NHS treatment, are in secret, and, for life.
And, therefore, the risk of abuse, and death, even greater.
As, are the profit making opportunities, for the outsourcers, venture capitalists, and their supporting industry