I agree with everything you have said in your recent comment.
Funnily enough my daughter perceptively commented that she thought the consultant psychiatrist was “on something”. He must be very paranoid in order to only allow 1 hour escorted leave. Thanks to me attending the meeting with a longstanding family friend this escorted leave has been extended to 2 hours but on the Friday probably because of how busy they were a member of staff was only able to come out for 1.5 hrs.
Today I typed the minutes of the meeting to ensure that the team got a very accurate copy seeing as I never get a copy of their minutes and the excuse by the consultant psychiatrist is that he wants to concentrate on the care. Well where is he most of the time? He is not watching my daughter on a day to day basis. When I have asked to speak to him he is never around. This Consultant Psychiatrist wants to “start afresh”. I have commented in my minutes that this is WRONG – TOTALLY WRONG. In order to come up with any diagnosis I believe that you need to look thoroughly at what has happened in the past. All he keeps going on about is how did she do at school. I have commented in the minutes that this is ridiculous!! The change in behaviour backed by the close family friend who has known Elizabeth a long time points to when she took herself off 30mg of Cipralix. She had been on this terrible drug for a while and it brought her face up in loads of sores and led to itchiness. It was around this time and whilst taking this drug that the whole family noticed a huge change in her. Thanks to reading the book Prozac Pandora Panacea I now recognise what the initial cause of this behaviour was down to. I now know how very dangerous these drugs are and I wish so much that I had done all this research from the beginning. The change in behaviour unfortunately led her being referred to mental health services and I put my trust in these professionals but little did I know at the time that all they did was just push drug after drug after drug. This is the treatment in their eyes and it is a highly profitable treatment for the pharmaceutical industry.
I went to visit Elizabeth today and she looked very forlorn. I believe this Consultant Psychiatrist is using my daughter to get back at me and I h ave mentioned this in the minutes. He has put full emphasis on REthink by saying he goes by what they recommend or words to that effect. Now it is down to Rethink as the Consultant Psychiatrist would not give any information even when I offered to leave the room as to what tablet he has given m y daughter. I believe this is in breach of human rights – she has a right to know and I think he does not want me or the rest of the family to know and is worried about what she might say. This is why I have to be escorted everywhere like a small child with my own daughter. WHAT KIND OF CARE IS THIS – WHAT KIND OF TREATMENT IS THIS? THIS IS NOT KIND OR NICE TREATMENT TO KEEP SOMEONE STUCK ON THE WARD WHEN IT IS NICE OUTSIDE AND DEPRIVE HER FROM GETTING FRESH AIR. ELIZABETH HAS NOT BEEN OUT AT ALL TODAY. WHILST HE IS ENJOYING TIME WITH HIS FAMILY ELIZABETH IS STUCK ON THE WARD WITH NOTHING MUCH TO DO.
Today I took the Wii and games to the ward for the patients but apparently an electrician has to test everything and i was told not to leave anything there on the ward as staff would be told off. THIS IS WORSE THAN BEING AT SCHOOL IN MY OPINION. I AM SHOCKED THAT THIS CAN GO ON IN A CIVILISED COUNTRY IN THIS DAY AND AGE.
Anyway I handed in the Minutes and there were so many people there at the meeting I could not remember everyone – how daunting this must be to my daughter especially when no advocate is there half the time as recommended in NICE guidelines. It is no wonder she does not like Fridays.
Anyway seeing as the Consultant Psychiatrist stubbornly refused to give ANY information on what drug she is on and also how long he is going to impose sanctions like 1 or 2 hours only escorted leave. I have told him in the Minutes I am reconsidering a voluntary role with the Police again in the Kent area as I feel sorry for the staff in this situation as they are already short staffed as it is and the whole thing is both childish and immature on his part and abuse to my daughter. WHAT RIGHT DOES HE HAVE TO PREVENT ME FROM TAKING HER TO SHOPPING OR CINEMA OR ANYWHERE ELSE THAT TAKES LONGER THAN JUST 2 HOURS WHEN THERE IS NOTHING TO DO ON THE WARD FOR A START. IT IS NOT AS IF MY VISIT IS CLASHING WITH ANYTHING GOING ON THERE ON THE WARD. HE IS LAYING DOWN THE LAW IN SUCH A WAY THAT HE IS ABUSING ELIZABETH’S HUMAN RIGHTS AND WHAT ABOUT THE OTHER PATIENTS – WHAT ABOUT THEIR RIGHTS AS WELL.
IT IS NOT AS THOUGH ELIZABETH IS OF ANY DANGER WHATSOEVER TO ANYONE AND NOW I TAKE THE VIEW THAT IF THE WHOLE TEAM LOYALLY AGREE WITH THIS DECISION THEY ARE ALL AS BAD AS ONE ANOTHER. IT TAKES SOMEONE DECENT TO STAND UP TO THIS KIND OF ABUSE AND NOT JUST GO ALONG LIKE A BUNCH OF SHEEP AND BOW DOWN TO DEMANDS LIKE THIS.
ANYWAY I HAVE SAID I WANT TO TAKE ELIZABETH OUT TOMORROW AND OF COURSE IT HAS TO BE ARRANGED THAT A MEMBER OF STAFF COMES WITH SO THAT THIS MEMBER OF STAFF CAN REPORT BACK TO THIS CONSULTANT PSYCHIATRIST EVERYTHING. HOW RIDICULOUS THIS WHOLE SITUATION IS JUST BECAUSE HE DOES NOT LIKE ME. HE DOES NOT LIKE THE WAY I HAVE CHALLENGED HIS IDEAS. FOR INSTANCE I TOLD HIM HE WAS DOING WRONG BY TAKING HER OFF AS MUCH AS 150 MG AND I TOLD HIM IT SHOULD BE DONE ON A DAY TO DAY BASIS WITH MINISCULE AMOUNTS TAKEN OFF. HE HAS NOT LISTENED TO THIS ADVICE AND I PROVIDED A CD AND BOOK WHICH I DOUBT HE COULD BE BOTHERED TO READ.
I HAVE LEFT HIM THE NEW BOOK BY PROFESSOR HEALY CALLED PHARMAGEDDON.
NOW HE WILL NOT BUDGE ON THE 2 HOURS ESCORTED LEAVE I DOUBT UNTIL THE NEXT MEETING BUT I WILL NOT BE ABLE TO GO FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS AND I AM USING ALL MY HOLIDAY ON GOING TO THESE MEETINGS THAT ACHIEVE NOTHING.
SO IT IS ALL DOWN TO RETHINK AND HE WOULD NOT EVEN LET ELIZABETH SPEAK AT THE MEETING AS WHEN I ASKED HER WHAT SHE WANTED HE BUTTED IN!
IT IS RUDE AND DISGRACEFUL TO DO THIS.
The main issues I have are:
Time allowed off the ward at weekends
The threatening phone calls which I today reported to Police and showed them my phone – the fact her scheme is left open as though they plan to dump her back there in the circumstances and I have asked for assurances on this as the public have a right to know what is going on in the local area as far as I am concerned.
I have not had any answers to these points and now IT IS ALL DOWN TO RETHINK SO THIS CONSULTANT PSYCHIATRIST SAYS AS HE GOES BY THEIR ADVICE AND HE IS DESPERATE THAT I DO NOT SEE THE FILES. NO DOUBT MY NAME IS LIKE MUD IN THEM BUT I DO NOT CARE PERSONALLY WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT ME. I JUST WANT THE ANSWERS TO MY QUESTIONS ABOVE AND AM ENTITLED TO BE INCLUDED ACCORDING TO NICE GUIDELINES.