The Final Social Solution- State Enforced Corporate Services.

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Health and social welfare has, without us even noticing, been transformed into a multibillion pound corporate, no choice, no accountability service.

This historic, monumental feat has been achieved by successive government manipulation of health and social care’s structure and funding, and the public.

Charities, Universities, Experts, NHS, GPs, Social Services, Police ,Courts and all Media are used as marketeers and enablers .

The modi austerity, Neo liberalist, Socialist and Conservatist concern and paternalism .

Local Health and Social Care Trusts were created and they and LA  given huge amounts of public money to carve up between themselves, and their chosen monopoly service providers.

Local Authority and NHS cost cutting allowed all, to line their pockets with public money by setting up their own private companies, eventually selling these for millions to private venture capital backed monopolies.

There is no open competition for these services, this is not privatisation, but the syphoning off of unaccountable amounts of public money for unaccountable, enforced commissioned medical and care services.

The public are an ever increasing market, harvested by detection, diagnosis; ‘mental health’ sufferers, care and protection, prisoners, the homeless, babies, children, teenagers, old, learning ‘disabled’ including those at risk of being part of this group.

Cameron’s ‘Big Society ‘ is now Community Care and medicine.

Last year 433 million was ploughed into local charitable groups/LA/ NHS private/ public, just to spy and remove citizens from their home and families on the pretext of  safeguarding.

Communiterianism was created.

Any Individualism destroyed by forced collaboration and ‘strong’ leadership.

Facilitated by secret community networks.

With the ultimate prize for members, or those on message, of the perfect business model of guaranteed and increasing public income, and a captive, continually created consumer.

The Tory party has betrayed its basic premise of the small state, and instead created an all seeing, all powerful Big Brother, able to intervene and control any individual, their property,  family and liberty.

And the paternalistic socialist Labour/Liberals have betrayed their politics by making the public the commodities for monopoly, unaccountable capitalism.

So politics is dead.

We have no human or civil rights, or indeed enforceable law, and so are at the mercy of a ruthless all for profit state.

https://finolamoss.wordpress.com/2017/01/26/department-of-health-ignores-nhs-continuing-healthcare-human-rights-warnings/

Children and babies taken into care are at an all time high, up from on average 700 per month in 2011 to 1250.

http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/chief-executive-st-andrews-given-99000-bonus-last-year/management/article/1408564
http://www.communitycare.co.uk/2016/06/09/pressure-rise-care-applications-squeezing-system/

https://www.cafcass.gov.uk/leaflets-resources/organisational-material/care-and-private-law-demand-statistics/care-demand-statistics.aspx

For adults the number of Deprivation of Liberty Orders is also at an all time high.

With 137,540 DoLS applications received by councils between 1 April 2014 and 31 March 2015, the most since the safeguards were introduced in 2009.

A tenfold increase from 2013-14 (13,700).

62,645 applications were completed by councils during the year, almost five times as many as the previous highest volume – 13,040 in 2013-14.

The number of completed applications having increased every year since DoLS were introduced in 2009.

In 2014-15, there were 147 completed applications per 100,000 adults in England.

Application rates varied considerably by region, with a rate of 389 applications per 100,000 adults in the North East, whereas the other eight regions had between 110 (East Midlands) and 150 applications per 100,000.

There were 52,125 granted applications in 2014-15, 83% of all completed applications. This the highest percentage granted since DoLS were introduced. Between 2010 and 2014 between 55 and 60% of applications were granted.

http://content.digital.nhs.uk/catalogue/PUB18577/dols-eng-1415-rep.pdf

These numbers are in addition to the millions already institutionalised, fostered  or adopted.

801 years since the Magna Carta Libertatum, the Great Charter of the Liberties guaranteed no citizen would be imprisoned without trial by his peers, millions are now being for profit.

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Department of Health ignores NHS continuing Healthcare Human Rights warnings

 

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The Article below has just appeared in Disabled Go website. It shows that NHS primary care organisations and HSCTs are refusing to provide continuing healthcare packages in their homes, instead insisting they move into a residential setting in breach of their human rights.

Campaigners have warned, more than 40 NHS primary care organisations across England, that policies which could see service-users with complex healthcare needs forced into institutions are a breach of disabled people’s human rights.

Despite the warning, the Department of Health last night 25/1, refused to say if it had any concerns about the policies on NHS continuing healthcare (NHS CHC), or whether they complied with its own guidelines.

Research on the policies, published last week by disabled campaigner Fleur Perry, showed at least 44 clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) – and probably many more – would be willing to move disabled people with high-cost support packages into residential or nursing homes against their wishes.

Perry, who edits the website Disability United, is herself a recipient of NHS CHC.

Her research, using Freedom of Information requests, showed, that the 44 CCGs had drawn up policies containing “concerning” phrases, that suggested they would move disabled people eligible for NHS CHC, out of their homes and into institutions against their wishes, even if the cost of a homecare package was only slightly more expensive than residential care.

Most of the other CCGs that responded to her requests said they relied on the Department of Health’s National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS-funded Nursing Care, and the NHS England Operating Model for NHS Continuing Health Care*.

Perry’s research has alarmed disabled activists and other campaigners for independent living.

Jenny Morris, a member of the Independent Living Strategy Group, which is chaired by the disabled crossbench peer Baroness [Jane] Campbell, said the group was “extremely concerned” by the research.

Morris, who helped write the Labour government’s Improving the Life Chances of Disabled People white paper, said:

This is taking us back to a time when disabled people were not considered to be equal citizens.

“It is also a denial of human rights to a private and family life, and a direct contravention of article 19 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which states that disabled people have the ‘right to live in the community with choices equal to others’.

“The UK government has signed up to and ratified this convention and CCGs as public bodies should not be taking decisions such as this.”

Rob Greig, chief executive of the National Development Team for inclusion (NDTi) – which works with charities and government departments, including the Department of Health, to promote inclusion and independent living – said the research was “seriously concerning”.

He said it was not a surprise that such policies existed but he was surprised at

the blatancy with which it was acknowledged [by CCGs] and the extent to which it was found”.

Greig, a former national director for learning difficulties and currently a member of the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s (EHRC) disability committee, said he would bring Perry’s research to the EHRC’s attention this week.

But he said that, because of the continuing reductions in EHRC’s budget and its expertise on disability, he was not sure if it had the

“capacity to continue to raise and take up issues such as this”.

He said that NHS England needed to be

“asking questions of those authorities that have responded in this way”, and added:

“If they are breaching human rights then the human rights legislation needs to be brought into play.”

He said the culture within the health sector meant health professionals

“don’t automatically think of the human and civic rights arguments when it comes to designing people’s services”.

He added: “Therefore it’s not right, but perhaps not surprising that the healthcare system will not consider the impact on people’s rights and personal autonomy when deciding what sort of service they want to put someone in.”

In response to one NHS consultant who suggested on Twitter that the solution to the CCG policies was for people receiving NHS CHC to ask for a personal health budget (PHB) – giving them control over how their CCG funding was spent – Greig said this might be a solution for only a limited number of people.

He said: “I think it’s on record that the number of people receiving personal health budgets is pretty low at the moment.

“In the right circumstances it might be a solution for some people. It would not be accurate to say that it could be a widespread solution to this.”

Greig suggested that using a PHB might only work if someone receiving NHS CHC, with a support system in place, was able to use the flexibility provided by a PHB to spend their allocated budget “in a more cost-effective way”, but only if the Clinical Commissioning Group was not allocating resources to those receiving PHBs from a perspective of “we are doing this to save money”.

Sue Bott, deputy chief executive of Disability Rights UK, said: “PHBs are certainly the way to gain control over how your health needs are met, but we do need to challenge those Clinical Commissioning Groups who have a policy of limiting PHBs to the cost of residential care.

“CCGs need to understand the principles of independent living and how meeting support needs contributes to disabled people’s right to be full citizens in their communities.”

A Department of Health (DH) spokeswoman refused to say if DH was concerned about the 44 policies or if it believed they complied with its framework*.

But she said in a statement: “Every person with complex needs should be offered the right level of care for them, in the right environment.

“We expect all Clinical Commissioning Groups to follow the National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare* and continued independence should be considered as part of the overall approach to care planning.”

She added:

As CCGs are statutory bodies in their own right, it does not fall to the Department of Health to approve an individual CCG’s approach.

“All CCGs are provided with national guidance which helps inform their policies.

“From 2015 to 2016, NHS Continuing Healthcare has been included in the quality assurance processes for CCGs.

“This will help make sure that all CHC assessments are consistent across the NHS, and that they comply with the CHC National Framework.”

NHS England had failed to comment by noon 26/1/2017.

*The NHS England operating model stresses that “personalisation should be at the heart of all NHS Continuing Healthcare assessments and the provision of care and support”, and calls for “innovative, personalised packages of care”.

The Department of Health national framework says CCGs “should commission services using models that maximise personalisation and individual control and that reflect the individual’s preferences, as far as possible”, and that although cost can be taken into account, it “has to be balanced against other factors in the individual case, such as an individual’s desire to continue to live in a family environment”.

The framework points to a 2005 human rights legal case in which the high court found, that forcing a woman who needed constant nursing care into an institution would infringe her right to a family life under article eight of the European Convention on Human Rights, and that article eight should be given “considerable” weight in such cases, although the cost of a package “is a factor which can properly be taken into account”.

( But this ignores the fact that the LA/HSCTs can apply to the court of protection, if they suspect a person incapable, and say it is in that person’s ‘best interests’ that they have enforced services and effectively ignore their s8 HRA and this is what is happening. )

Author Kathryn Hodgson
Digital Marketing Executive at DisabledGo.com

http://www.disabledgo.com/blog/2017/01/department-of-health-ignores-nhs-continuing-healthcare-human-rights-warnings/

NB under the Care Act, if a person is ‘incapable’, the LA must approve any personal budget support, which as their policy is only an institution, they will not.

Or will only pay for support workers who they control and are trained in assessing and reporting safeguarding issues that can then be used to obtain court orders for removal to an institution.

The disabled, if not ‘incapable’, can sue breach of the LA ‘s duty to support and HRA, but unlikely to get a lawyer, expert and risk paying LAs legal costs if they lose.

If ‘incapable’ they will be represented by an on message Official Solicitor,  as LPAs voided and guardianships not granted. The OS will decide removal is in their best interests under MCA.

The Government are hijacking the money available to the disabled and their families under the Chronically Sick and Disabled Act 1970  for health, care and if under 25 education and paying it to their commissioned private corporation providers.

If the disabled is assessed ‘incapable’ under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 these services along with any medication, restriction can be enforced for life, as can be any type of personal care-  washing etc and contact with friends and family.

Neither the money paid for these nor the services appear accountable and the only oversight of them is an Adult Services Manager whose LA employer commissioned the services.

Below is a relevant comment on Community Care Article on this

http://www.communitycare.co.uk/2016/05/09/government-sets-care-act-funding-allocations-2016-17/

‘Further, the ‘personalisation agenda ‘ was /is the foundation for this culture to develop, the Standing commission for Carers are aware of this.

Not at any time did the promoters and policy developers say the ‘outcome’ was systematic abuse of Carers to breaking point so that the people we care for can be Justifiably [ in their eyes] removed, because at that time the market still needed to be developed, now it has been developed the system and market needs feeding and supporting and it is our vulnerable family members who will be doing it .

They have all got a price on their heads and are a valuable commodity. Family Carers are disposable defunct’.

 

 

 

Dreamtime and Disconnection

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I wondered if I’d blog again.

In my years of blogging each post has been born of a compulsion.

To reveal my own experiences

Or matters that ought to be revealed.

Today I awake remembering a dream.

Of a ferry ride, I’d lost my ticket, and frantically searched for my family through crowds of strangers.

Eventually I recognise someone but he doesn’t know me.

What did this mean ?

What are dreams ?

The Aborigine think dreams  part of reality.

We know little of ‘consciousness’ let alone sleep.

Are dreams a psychological means of making sense of events, intuition, or reality itself ?

Whatever they are, mine engendered uncertainty, betrayal and disconnection.

The nature of the society in which I live.

Where lies are accepted as truth and only masks are worn .

Media control and manipulate with repetitive themes.

Even blogs /petitions misinform, manipulate and insidiously support .

‘Communication’ is prescribed by substance-less emoticons, kisses, smiles and social niceties.

‘Facts’ made subjective, words meaningless, opinions forbidden, fear pervades making it impossible to connect.

All are strangers.

Hence my dream, perhaps the Aborigines are right.

 

 

Comments/Information on Cygnet’s actual services

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So what do we know about the actual provision and quality of Cygnet’s increasingly MHA/MCA enforced services ?

The public service users nor their family know little about Cygnet’s service and even less about the outcomes for service users.

Despite the huge amount, on average of over £6,000 a week spent, Cygnet’s Empire expanding to incorporate all public beds and our government’s 9 billion mental services spend.

A locked ward patient is worth £12,500 per week here is a blog post on February 2017 of a mother whose daughter is against both their wishes on such a ward in a Cygnet Hospital.

https://psychiatricabuseuk.com/

One wonders how the services are commissioned, for what and how such a spend could possibly be justified.

https://finolamoss.wordpress.com/2016/09/08/mental-services-allotted-9-billion-a-year-those-whom-government-wish-to-profit-from-they-first-make-mad/

All that can be gleaned about these extraordinarily expensive services is from the internet.

As to be expected Cygnet’s own glossy, PR savvy site, proclaims their excellence .

NHS Choices reveals that Cygnet has not filed a Quality Account Report

Quality Accounts are self created annual reports to the public from NHS Healthcare providers giving information about the quality of their organisation’s services.

NHS Choices Site contains only one review from a member of the public headed;

horrendous hellhole

Staff turnover high no basic education provision no meaningful psychological input. I could go on forever about this place words cannot describe just how shocking it is I would advise every man & their dog to avoid this place like the plague.

Visited in February 2016.
Posted on 02 October 2016

http://www.nhs.uk/services/trusts/overview/defaultview.aspx?id=46738

Employee Reviews of Cygnet shown on Glassdoor are mainly French care workers, written on a French website.

We can only assume, Cygnet, has been recruiting cheaper more itinerant French workers.

In an industry dependent on  written and oral handovers and multi medications, where accurate and precise communications are essential.

Posted February 2016
Avantages
Job satisfaction and training available. Regular ward meetings. There are some very good staff that make the team run well.

Inconvénients
Lots of bank and agency staff working here, which can make the shift difficult. Lack of Consistency between shifts can make work hard.

March 2016
Avantages
it was Alpha when I worked there and at that time no pros

Inconvénients
endless night shifts 12 hour each lasting for one month or more, managers used bully tactics and favouritism

Conseils à la direction
manage don’t bully

Sept 2016
Pros
The service users.
Sometimes there are usable toilets

Cons
The management are promoted internally and you wonder whether they have any experience at all.

Many staff are unqualified

No one cares about the people we work with.

Many staff have no place working anywhere, let alone with vile enable people.

This is just a way to siphon off public money.

Advice to Management
Your golden goose will end one day

https://www.glassdoor.co.uk/Reviews/Priory-Group-Reviews-E37118.htm

We also have Will Perk’s Mum’s comment to the press about her 15 year old autistic son’s treatment in Cygnet Woking.

‘In Woking there’s a lack of communication, they get his meds wrong.

I had to report them because someone threatened him and said, ‘If you don’t stop it I’m going to punch your effing face in.’

“Another member of staff was restraining him and pulled his hand right back and hurt him. Both of which I complained about and both of which have been sorted. Both members of staff admitted it. It went through all the right procedures for safeguarding and the hospital was just saying, ‘It’s not unusual I’m afraid for this industry’

And when autistic Mathew Garnet was pushed by an inpatient in Cygnet’s Woking hospital, whilst playing on his Nintendo, his swollen fractured wrist was ignored on the excuse that ‘he did not express pain’, and he was not taken to A and E for 24 hours.

And his mother described his treatment, as the equivalent of being left on an A&E trolley for 6 months .

https://finolamoss.wordpress.com/2016/12/25/a-christmas-tale-of-autistic-lives-and-cygnets-12500-a-week-nhs-bonanza/

Is it any wonder, that the USA now own nearly all NHS mental service provision with such public sums paid for such public services.

And in 2017 for private mental health providers ‘things can only get better’.

A Christmas Tale of Autistic lives. And Cygnet’s £12,500 a week NHS bonanza.

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“It doesn’t seem real. Like it shouldn’t be possible.”

Isabelle Garnet, Mathew’s mother.

The fates of Mathew Garnet at 15 and Will Perks at 14, are typical of many autistic teenagers.

‘Experts’ tell us, that autistics develop ‘mental’ disorders, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, as Mathew and Will had done, but these are  diagnosed from reactions to society, care and education.

The most worrying and increasing label is psychosis.

Why and how this is diagnosed is unclear, experts merely stating,

‘the link between autism and mental health is complex’.

Such labels, particularly psychosis, justify powerful medication, despite parents remarking, it ’often made matters worse’, and huge pay outs for ‘education’, ‘assessment and treatment’ and ‘care’.

But despite the money spent, if parents can’t cope, with predictability violent reactions to incidents/ inadequate/ change of education the only thing they can do is call the police.

As no agency -social services, GP, education provider- is prepared to get involved in an emergency .

Emergency help, and if necessary sedation, should be provided by GPs or other specialist services, but instead, our most vulnerable, are disproportionately ‘pathwayed’ into private hospitals for years, their lives destroyed.

As, Mathew’s and Will’s were, when they were processed illegally under MHA section- as this is not treatment nor determinable- into psychiatric wards.

Wards where many fit, like Stephanie Brincliffe and those in St Andrews, die young of ‘natural causes’, 99% of deaths may not even be being investigated.

Our NHS spends, unjustifiable/ extortionate sums of up to £12,500 a week, to lock up autistics in secure units like Cygnet Woking, where Mathew and Will were taken.

Regardless of the abuse and outcomes .

Mathew was happy at home.

He liked the Teletubbies, Alvin & the Chipmunks, and going to his local swings.

He adored swimming. “He swims in his own idiosyncratic style,” his mother laughed.

But his specialist weekly boarding school had, “raised concerns that Matthew may be having, possibly, psychotic episodes’

Despite their £4000 a week fee, his mother remarked,“ we were seeing a gradual regression. What self-help skills he had – the hand-washing, the hair-washing, wiping his own bottom – those skills had gone right down.”

This mirrors exactly, my own daughter’s experience in her NAS placement also at 15, even down to the psychotic episodes.

Matthew was anxious, as he was going to be moved to St Andrews in Northampton, over a 100 miles away, as my daughter was to be, if her CAMHS ‘assessment and treatment’, did not cure her aggressive behaviour, which it could not, as it was caused by a faecal impaction and abuse in her NAS school.

Mathew’s father described, how Mathew then “ decided in his head it was Isabelle’s fault, and went straight for her, with his fists. Red mist doesn’t describe it. I was terrified. I told Isabelle to get out of the house, and I basically lay on top of him, trying to restrain him for the next 30 minutes, while he punched and head butted me.”

His mother Isabelle rang the police.

And Mathew was sectioned to Cygnet Woking, where, as his mother remarked his £12,500 ‘assessment and treatment’ was “the equivalent of being left on an A&E trolley for six months”.

Mathew was desperately unhappy, and pulled his hair out, and his head was shaved.

He kept asking his Mum why he was in prison and begging to go home.

When he was attacked by another inpatient, whilst playing on his Nintendo, his wrist was swollen and fractured, but on the excuse that ‘he had not expressed pain’, he was not taken to A and E for 24 hours.

After six-months of endless pleading to NHS England, the local authority and official bodies had achieved nothing, his parents launched a public campaign .

And were interviewed on national TV, as part of the government’s campaign to close public mental inpatient NHS services.

Despite the fact that Mathew was holed up in a private inpatient bed.

And despite, the by now, £ 339,000 paid to Cygnet for effectively nothing, the media and
our PM, insist that lack of proper care is due to a shortage of money.

‘stuck in a system short of funds and beds, especially for adolescents’.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/family/parents-of-autistic-boy-matthew-garnett-we-are-completely-on-our/

Will Perks was also pathwayed to Woking Cygnet .

His story is an even more shocking account of the abuse of the autistic for profit.

Will was transferred from his specialist school to a mainstream one, were he was bullied, and became depressed. Eventually refusing to go to school.

And then another boy punched him in the face at a local skate park on taking offence at something he’d said. Will was sociable but could appear childish.

Desperate, Will swallowed some pills in an incident at home, his family panicked, it was not an overdose.

But the only help Will received, was for the NHS to use the incident, as the excuse to section Will for his own safety.

As there were no beds near his family’s home in Bristol, he was sent to a ward in Cygnet Bury for three months.

In December last year, Will now 15, was transferred to an inpatient wing in Bristol, but escaped, just before Christmas, hoping to find his way back home to see his mum.

Police found him, and when they tried to detain him, he became distressed, and kicked an officer, as arrested and placed in a police cell for 28 hours.

And was sectioned on Christmas Eve to the same Cygnet ward as Mathew in Woking.

Where his mother said

’ there’s a lack of communication, they get his meds wrong. I had to report them because someone threatened him and said, ‘If you don’t stop it I’m going to punch your effing face in.’

“Another member of staff was restraining him and pulled his hand right back and hurt him. Both of which I complained about and both of which have been sorted. Both members of staff admitted it. It went through all the right procedures for safeguarding and the hospital was just saying, ‘It’s not unusual I’m afraid for this industry.’

“The staff at the hospital say they don’t want Will there – he’s on a ward with people with very serious mental health problems, including serious self-harmers, and he’s witnessing all that. He shouldn’t be there.”

http://trabzonhealthcare.com/2016/03/20/pressure-grows-to-stop-the-systematic-abuse-of-indefinitely-detaining-children-under-the-mental-health-act/

All Will and Mathew want and wanted, was to be at home with the people they loved, and some control over their lives.

But this will never happen, as they are cash cows.

Mathew is now in St Andrews  read here what has happened to him there https://www.thesun.co.uk/living/2976494/restrained-isolated-and-soiled-with-excrement-inside-the-home-where-children-with-learning-difficulties-are-locked-up-for-years/

Will’s pathway is likely to be there, or similar.

But we will never know , as their stories, were only made known, because of a political turf war between public and private providers, and the fact they were under 18, so could not be silenced under the MCA  .

As they will soon be 18,  it is likely, their parents may already be gagged under interim  orders.

So no information can be forthcoming for the rest of their lives.

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Anorexic Jodie’s Cygnet ‘help’No psychologist, communication, assessment, protection, just death, cost £21,000.

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Jodie was a former air cadet, 12 GCSE straight A student, with exceptional talents in Maths and Art and ” would always put other people first and was a lovely, thoughtful, caring, creative, adventurous and highly intelligent’

She had battled anorexia and depression since she was 15

“She was very ill but she wanted to get well and move forward, but never got the right help.”

Despite her family fighting’’ tooth and nail all the way through Jodie’s mental health care to try and get her the best support.”

Jodie’s ‘help’ was, the only ‘pathway’ available to an ever increasing number of teenagers with mental health problems.

GP to CAMHS to inpatient, first an eating disorder clinic, where she did start eating and her mood improved, but then suddenly, she again became suicidal and set fire to her bed.

But ,” was horrified by what she had done and the harm she could have caused to others – but by this point she was crying out for a lot of help. She had been managing her eating much better and had put on some weight and she was healthier but you had to be careful what you said to her she would say ‘I’m too fat now’.

Her parents wanted her to go somewhere that did not just specialise in eating disorders, who could ‘help her and control what she was doing’.

They ‘left it to the professionals to find somewhere for Jodie with the support that she needed that was keeping her safe’.

But in the trade, Jodie had now become ’treatment resistant’, and the only ‘help’’ left, in her ever more expensive, mental descent, was a Cygnet/Alpha hospital, for ‘ treatment resistant patients’ at £950 a night.

Her father recounts;

It was a shock to all of us to see what kind of place it was, with 20 foot fences around it. But we thought if this is what’s needed, then this is what’s needed. Three weeks she was in there, she was up and down. Some days she was fine other says she would say, ‘I don’t know why I’m here but I do’.

We were expecting her to go and someone to be there to say ‘these are the problems and this is the sort of thing we can look to do’ – some sort of table or structure. But there was no clinical psychologist.

We didn’t feel reassured and wondered how things were going to improve.

On the Monday leading up to her death, I spoke to a doctor and he said we were looking to implement a programme and someone would speak to her.

But to my knowledge those never happened and Jodie did what she did. We’re not medical experts but we always felt something was missing for her treatment

What did become apparent, was, that she was telling us nobody was talking to her.

Given that she had a significant history, I was worried about the observations. She needed it immediately. If that meant she needed to be watched 24 hours a day, then she needed to be watched, this is a person’s life’.

Just three weeks into her stay at Bury Cygnet hospital, after telling her mum, she felt ‘very distressed’, Jodie was found unconscious in her ensuite bathroom, a ligature around her neck and died the following day. She was just 19.

Not surprisingly, her father ‘ thought the hospital staff would have recognised, that what they had was someone who was up and down.’

But the evidence of a Cygnet nurse at the inquest, illustrates the hospital’s perfunctory,bureaucratic self preservatory ‘care’;

“We were aware that she had tried to commit suicide in the past with overdoses but we were not aware that as a young teenager she had tried to ligature before. This was never told to me by Jodie and was not in any documents.”.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3663598/Teenager-hanged-rehab-centre-anorexia-treatment.html

The incompetent , chaotic lack of, even basic attention, to this highly vulnerable girl, was only revealed because she had a family able to fight, a lawyer, and a jury.

And, as our government is intent on harvesting cash cows and appealing for more public money, her story was published.

The rare presence of a jury’s deliberations resulted in a verdict of death by misadventure.

The major revelation was a ‘complete lack of sharing’ of vital information between NHS and the private healthcare providers, and, between the childrens’  and adult mental health services.

In addition, the jury found ‘that had Jodie been under the care of more experienced staff, the outcome may have been different.”

They listed the failings including:

-a ‘distinct’ lack of communication with the family, and between healthcare professionals themselves.

-lapses in the recording of information about Jodie’s history

-‘ineffective’ and ‘incomplete’ risk assessments

-insufficient completion of an appropriate care plan

Jodie was not being helped, how could she be , without even basic information, assessment or plan, and no clinical psychologist.

So why did the NHS send someone so desperate, to such a place, and pay nearly a £1000 a night ?

Such failings appear common to deaths in Cygnet hospitals and the Priory.

This appears their modi, and  providers responses to deaths are standard;

“Nothing is more important to us than the wellbeing of the people we support, and our thoughts and sympathies are with Miss Turton’s family at this very difficult time. We have adopted a range of measures to ensure we learn from this very sad event, and will continue to work closely with our healthcare partners to implement them.”

What these measures are, and how/if they were implemented is unknown.

And will remain so, whilst the services remain unaccountable, monopolised, and promoted by our government .

24 year old dies in Cygnet after 11 forced Olanzapine injections in 10 days

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Jonathan Malia a father, keen rugby player, and fitness fanatic studying to be a sports therapist.

Was described as “a fun-loving, manageable, intelligent young man,”

He had been diagnosed with bipolar but had been fine for years.

But when he started to feel depressed and couldn’t cope, he sought help, assuming he would be a voluntary patient, instead he was sectioned .

Two weeks, and 3 hospitals later, he died from a “massive pulmonary embolism”.

His girlfriend had rang the hospital on his second day of detention-, he was not allowed to make phone calls or see anyone- and staff told her he was “being aggressive”.

Wouldn’t you be, if you’d asked for help, but found yourself drugged and locked up, incognito, in your second hospital .

Jonathan was then transited 97 miles to the Chamberlain Ward in Cygnet Hospital, a unit that specialised in ‘treating’ patients with “an acute episode of mental illness that requires assessment and stabilisation”.

This appears a fairly common start to inpatient ‘help’ .

‘Stabilisation’ is achieved by the use of high doses of anti psychotics and/or other drugs. .

During the following 10 days, his girlfriend rang the hospital daily, only to be told Jonathan wasn’t in a fit enough state to get to the phone.

She rang on the 11th day and was told, he’d collapsed and been rushed to the nearby Lister Hospital were he was pronounced dead.

A massive thrombosis had triggered a pulmonary embolism.

When Johnathan had been admitted to Lister Hospital, he had had bruises on his head, arms and legs..

Four days of his fluid intake charts were missing.

Vital samples taken from at his post mortem and actioned by the coroner for analysis, were not, instead they were left to deteriorate in a fridge for three weeks and discarded.

There was no paramedic report available at the inquest.

The coroner ignored evidence that his death might have been caused or contributed to, by 11 restraints and injections of Olanzapine, which drug per se, has been linked to causing deep vein thrombosis.

And the Coroner ruled Johnathan died of natural causes.

Johnathan’s aunty said.’There has been a massive cover up – we also feel the verdict had been decided before the inquest ever began’.

Errol Robinson, a Birmingham solicitor who is acting for the family commented:

“Several features about the evidence that came out at the inquest give cause for concern.

One relates to the sample that was taken for analysis by the pathologist which was instructed by the coroner but not actioned. This deteriorated and was discarded, which is wholly unsatisfactory.

Also, the coroner did not accept the need to make any recommendation in relation to the development of deep vein thrombosis in patients taking such therapeutic drugs’

Johnathan’s aunty said;
“Our evidence as a family was disregarded by the coroner who I felt was very disrespectful to us. At one point he told me that my statement was irrelevant.”

“So many questions have gone unanswered – why was Jonathan given 11 injections of the drug. Why did he have bruises on his head, legs and arms when he was admitted to Lister Hospital? Why were there fluid charts missing ? Why were samples from his body left to deteriorate before anyone had analysed them? The questions go on and on.”

http://www.voice-online.co.uk/article/coroner-rules-young-father-died-%E2%80%98natural-causes%E2%80%99

Despite a campaign, petition, and letters to the GMC and MOJ and relevant authorities, his family are still waiting for answers they will never get.

It is unknown how many deaths are even investigated internally in mental health care.

We know from the LLB Campaign, SLOVEN only investigated 1%of their LD deaths, and this was not an outlier for public mental hospitals.

We have no statistics for private hospitals and/or residential care providers.

There is no check, or, accountability for the use, or dosage of drugs in private mental health care.

NICE Guidelines can, and are, being ignored, and prescribing psychiatrists are employed by private  for profit mental care providers, and subject to stringent Codes of Conduct and appraisals.

Patients nor family have any control over the medication used.

Coroners inquests are the only possible independent investigation, and these are decreasing ,with no legal aid available to families.

That is if they have not been gagged and cut out by the MCA ,

Narrative verdicts are increasing .

MENCAP reported 3 years ago, that 3 learning disabled die needlessly in state care every day.

We can add to these, those like Johnathan, who simply ask for help.

Government statistics show that mental health service users account for 60% of those who die in the care of the state

And nothing is being done, except to plough millions of public money, now nearly a quarter of the NHS budget, into private monopoly, commissioned by state mental health provision, and a  cross party Mental Health Taskforce, that promotes the use of ‘antipsychotic drugs and mood enhancers’.

Here  are the latest statistics from CQC  on those detained under MHA, it is increasing as huge profits can be made, inpatient ‘treatment’ is around £890 per night.

http://www.cqc.org.uk/content/cqc-responds-latest-statistics-detentions-under-mental-health-act

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