Thomas’ Inquest is to be held in Sheffield, early November, nearly six years after his death, to last four weeks, with a Jury, a Jury, being exceptional for anyone like Thomas, dying under a deprivation of liberty, and by a new Coroner.
An Inquest per se, is also exceptional, as most deaths in State care, are now certified as from ‘natural causes’, by newly created ‘medical examiners’.
No central record of their deaths is even kept, and there is no right to even an independent investigation, or jury in an inquest, unlike into prison deaths.
For the disabled ‘natural causes’, appears the norm, Thomas was certified from ‘downs syndrome and hypoxia.’
His family representation, is also exceptional because of their own crowdfunding, no legal aid being available.
And essential Orders from a Coronors, like a toxicology report in Thomas’ Autopsy had to be paid by his mother, via crowdfunding
So all bureaucratic boxes are ticked, for Justice to be seen to be done.
Yet, this meaningless charade, nearly 6 years after his death, at huge public expense, is the worst, travesty of Justice .
The cause of Thomas’ death must be covered up, as nothing can be allowed to even smear the ‘community living’ reputation of Cambian/Lifeways worth billions of future venture capital profit.
Now, increasingly in England, they are the only ‘qualified providers’ funded by NHS England under the Health and Social Care Act 2012.
Thomas’ care is Norman Lamb/government’s ‘transforming care’, the future for all autistic/learning disabled, worth billions of future profit, already Invested in globally.
The new Coroner- is ignorant of all , dependent upon paper evidence, having never overseen previous applications and oral witnesses.
He and his Court, are also severely limited to the strict remit of an NHS England’s Investigation, and on its findings, and a restricted time limit for investigation, reduced to days before death, restricted witnesses evidence , some by link because of C VIRUS ,including, apparently, no apparent probe into the effect of the huge medication Thomas was subjected to.
Thomas’ Mum Paula, was forced to pay to have a toxicity report from the autopsy, to show the level of drugs in his body, by her crowdfunding.
Why, when we pay for a public court to find the reason for a death, in publically paid for care ?.
The former NHS investigation, and its narrow remit agreed to by the former Coroner. against parent and their lawyer wishes.
In breach of the UK Constitution, as a Court of our Land was, by a Court, consenting to be controlled by an Executive body- NHS England.
Thus the hallowed doctrine of the Separation of Powers, that underpins our democracy and justice was breached.
Worse still, those that commission and choose the providers for Thomas’ Care, where he died, are NHS England, who, would be liable for his death, control the inquest into why he died.
The evidence relied on in the inquest is now over 6 years old, making any witness evidence on an adversarial basis extremely unreliable.
How could, the real cause of Thomas’ DEATH ever hope to be established under their control ?.
Conflict of Interests in Inquest
Thomas’ solicitor is employed by a venture capital backed ABS Corporate Law Firm.
Whose overriding duty is to make profit, mainly made from acting for ‘community care’ providers, where Thomas died, and State- guardianship/attorney, MCA applications,- not the ad hoc parents opposing them.
Thomas’ original Solicitor, left her Company employer, after she advised the Coroner, on her not agreeing to an NHS England Investigation.
Thomas’ representation was taken over by a solicitor who appears an active Trustee of The Challenging Behaviour Foundation.
This Foundation appears to refer families to ‘community living’ placements owned by Lifeways/Cambian, whose care of Thomas, he is charged to challenge in the Inquest.
NHS England will also be represented, but it commissioned and funded Thomas’ Lifeways/Cambian Care, and therefore, would be legally liable if found in anyway inadequate by Inquest.
Lifeways/Cambian will be represented but are directly liable for any inadequate care.
Care Workers/medics will be represented and the most vulnerable to even criminal prosecution if inadequate care.
Ambulance and Rescue workers , who transferred Thomas to the Northern General will be represented, and no doubt the most blamed, although by then Thomas was effectively, beyond help.
But as with the modus of Grenfell Towers, they are targeted as scapegoats- they caused death.
The PRESS coverage will be strictly controlled and spun, as shown by little media cover already – only a local newspaper and BBC stating neglect and inferring in an ATU not ‘community living’.
I predict, as justice must be seen to be done,
the Jury after a detailed, intensive, controlled, LIMITED direction will find negligence in Thomas’ care by care workers and even possibly rescue ones
A fine of a few hundred thousand will be imposed on Lifeways/Cambian – far less than the millions paid for this charade of justice, and Lifeways future Care.
Even if Lifeways/Cambian were found to have positively caused Thomas death, it, as with Winterbourne, would just result in a cheap purchase for another venture company
Such is the unaccountability of venture capital care – it profits on inadequacy.
And Thomas and similar past and future thousands deaths will be forgotten
Justice making huge amounts from public money for courts, lawyers and experts has been done
Nothing can or will change
The System will ensure that.
My own daughter and thousands more may be sacrificed on the altar of our no accountability NHS, whilst we pay the price by our money and our children.
Thomas will never receive justice, nor will the many to be killed with impunity until light is shone on this appalling charade of for maximum profit care and so called justice.
Thomas died under ‘ transforming care’ ie removed from loving parents to torture and death in a for profit, unaccountable Company.
The only future for our UK vulnerable is his torture and early preventable death.