195 days on (in?) and the internally commissioned external investigation into LB’s death is due to be completed soon. 195 days. Iron cage stuff. Before these 195 days there were the 107 days. 107 days that LB was in the unit. 302 days. And the stuff before that.
Blimey. Numbers. I’m not a number person at all, but these numbers are important. They add up. An unspeakable, unimaginable experience over so many days.
This report will signal a moving along of the ‘process’. A process that seems to operate largely to chew the insides out of ‘bereaved’ families (despite the best efforts of INQUEST.org and the INQUEST lawyers group). Next stage; the organisation/planning of the inquest.
Tomorrow will be 196 days. Or 303 days. And the stuff before that.