This post was written before the policy of do not resuscitate those in mental hospitals,
resulting in record number of deaths.
Those dying are only mentally disordered not physically ill.
We will never know why they died, nor even ask.
NB the patients are physically fit just deemed mentally ill. And for £14,000 a week paid by NHS there is no physical care given. Just death.
If our government really were concerned about our mental health, it would, at the very least record the number of deaths of NHS inpatients and investigate them.
Particularly as the number of MHA detentions has risen by 10% year-on-year since 2010/11.
The latest 2017 figures from Full Fact show deaths in MHA detention have tripled.
And those held under Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards have increased 56%
But the actual number of deaths in NHS mental hospitals is unknown, not recorded and rarely investigated.
No single body is responsible for recording children or adults deaths.
This crucial information is neither collated, analysed or made public .
And as hospitals are increasingly owned by private corporations Freedom of Information Notices are being refused on the grounds of commercial confidentiality.
47% of child and adolescent mental health service providers refused to answer…
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