Pre-Inquest Hearing yesterday. And Sloven added a new chapter to their Book of Dirty Tricks. Delay, as always, was a Sloven feature. They circulated their submission 3.5 hours before the meeting started. Classy little technique. Reading it at home, and weeping, I thought back to the meeting we had with David Nicholson where he said something about the Trust not contesting LB’s death (I mean how can you, really?)
How can you? Well Sloven, turning up en masse with a barrister, a solicitor, their in house legal person and the now too familiar medical director, gave it a go. In an obscenely offensive move. They argued that there should not be a jury at the inquest because LB’s death wasn’t – wait for it – violent or unnatural.
Yep. I ain’t joking.
It’s indescribable how awful it is to read such dirty little, lying, contradictory, game playing, rubbish about the death of your child. This is the NHS?
Note to Sloven and team. If you fully accept the findings of a report stating that a patient died a preventable death, don’t pitch up in a courtroom setting six months later and claim he died of natural causes.
Complete scum of the earth stuff.
The coroner dismissed it straightaway.