The Mother Blog Briefing continues to chill me. I woke in the early hours with a sense of horror and deep distress. Glad to read Tim Turner’s thoughts on the data protection issues raised by this document. Some relief in hearing sense.
A blog briefing. Within 24 hours of LB’s death. A blog monitored for months yet no engagement with the content. Other than scrutiny through a reputation and defamation (hungry) lens. Missing the warning signs of missed seizures and lack of action. Post Winterbourne View. So revealing of the disconnect between humanity and process that pervades health and social care.
I listened to the Sloven Board Chair talk for over two hours a week or so ago. My head spun and I felt sick afterwards. Simply bullshit. Eau de Sloven Shite. Not intentionally, I’m sure, given the sincerity he tried to convey. But lines fed to him by the senior Sloven team, swallowed and regurgitated. Despite the complete absurdity of much of what he said.
- He can’t walk down the corridor in the upper regions of Sloven Towers without someone stopping him to tell him of my international reputation (if only) in learning disabilities and longstanding campaigning. (AKA: ‘Mum is known to the trust’).
- LB was such a funny and entertaining young man, staff forgot he was a patient and treated him as a part of the team.
- There was no monitoring of my social media activity.
There is a straightforward set of principles guiding public office holders. The Nolan Principles.
Cracking set of principles. For those serving the public. Both of which Sloven seem to be unaware of. Makes me wonder if the wrong Nolan(s) are filling the Sloven corridors. With this bunch, anything is possible.