STATT; one week on

part two
still no words…


I thought it was about time we reduced time frames. The press release by the ‘Post’ cough cough Winterbourne concordat was two years on. Too long. I also feel a bit of alarm about any body/group with such a grand title. A hasty response/performance to the horrific abuse uncovered by the (in my eyes) remarkable journalists. Without tools, thought or a clear plan about what to actually do. A concordat without backbone or bite. More concustard. And the press release said nothing.

What’s happened since Panorama aired back in May 2011? Well the unit shut. Good but doesn’t resolve the issue of the other 3000 or so learning disabled people in other units. Some people went to prison. Good. But I don’t think any managers/healthcare professionals were punished (or even lost their jobs – brain melt). And really, if this unit had been effectively managed/commissioned, abuse wouldn’t have happened. The patients…

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Leeds United fan. Dog owner, walker and feeder. Qualified scuba diver, Tec diver and PADI Pro. Kids almost flown the nest so have a new life with my wife, loads of holidays. Blogs are my own ramblings but am know to copy (okay plagiarise) other people when they are saying what I want only better but always give them credit.
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