Sadly Elizabeth who has returned from a trip of a lifetime to Scotland, Europe and Australia is back on a local ward (Suffolk Ward) within Chase Farm Hospital.
I did not want my daughter to come back to this area (where I have lived all my life) because we have received the most dreadful treatment and bullying by members of staff who think they are truly above the law and above God.
I wanted better for her and when an opportunity of a lifetime came up through http://www.working to recovery I seized this opportunity to provide some happy and memorable experiences for Elizabeth. Thanks to a team of MH professionals who take a very different approach she has travelled extensively and seen the most beautiful parts of the world – a far cry from the horrific institutions of the UK where she has sadly ended up. For once, she received humane, decent care costing a fraction of the price of say Cygnet for instance at £12500 pw.
After what I have seen today on the ward slightly after visiting hours I would compare these sights to Winterbourne and I believe that any inspectors should come unannounced to wards such as where Elizabeth currently is – Suffolk Ward Chase Farm Hospital, The Ridgeway, ENFIELD. Elizabeth was transferred to this ward without hardly any notice from Cygnet Beckton – supposedly the “flagship” of Cygnet’s hospitals. Security is tight under Cygnet Hospitals. Patients are restricted with regards to possessions they are allowed and visitors are not left alone. Everything is watched and recorded just like prison. In contrast wards at Enfield whilst they lack facilities compared to Cygnet who have a gym etc, possessions can go missing as patients come into each others rooms. Elizabeth has been very generous giving away her possessions and she shows her kindness towards everyone especially the weaker patients Under section I doubt whether patients get much exercise and fresh air and Elizabeth has said it is stressful being on the ward cooped up it is certainly very noisy with people being locked in the seclusion room, banging on doors to let them out and shouting in distress. A section is for assessment but pretty much used as an excuse for forced drugging. Elizabeth has been forcibly injected today and looked very traumatised as if she has not already had enough trauma caused by abuse suffered under care itself.
Going away and travelling with wonderful kind MH professionals showed Elizabeth there was kindness within this evil world where the disabled and so called “mentally ill” get treated like dirt by Government controlled “mainstream” so called care if you can call it this. The disabled are treated like objects rather than people and there is much abuse going on within the system of mental health care – I would call it abuse not care. THERE IS MORE THAN ONE WINTERBOURNE. Tonight as I had not heard from Elizabeth so I telephoned her – she has been drug free for four days and was doing OK but “professionals” nurses/doctors whoever couldn’t leave it this way as their policy is drugging – forced drugging and ECT is mentioned on the section papers.
On Suffolk Ward Chase Farm Hospital some time today Elizabeth was forcibly injected.
I especially went up to the ward tonight as soon as I heard. I work and do not get home until late I had previously been allowed to bring things up for Elizabeth slightly after visiting hours by some nice members of staff however what I saw tonight was absolute chaos with patients looking traumatised whilst staff – temporary bank staff – with rubber gloves were trying to deal with one traumatised patient who would not leave her position by the door. I was really distressed to listen to what other patients had to say about their treatment and to see how upset everyone was. I was not the only visitor slightly after hours on the ward to witness the shocking sights seen tonight where someone had to be dragged off and I could imagine what Elizabeth went through to be forcibly drugged, pinned down no doubt by members of “nursing” staff. What degrading treatment. There were only about three members of staff on duty and another patient crying out for attention. The other day I heard someone very distressed in the seclusion room. Staff did not want me or the other visitors to witness what was going on tonight and we were ordered off the ward but first of all I wanted them to take a copy of the ADVANCED DECLARATION Elizabeth had signed some time ago. No forced drugging – no experimentation. A section is for an assessment but when Police are involved in an investigation right now I have specifically told them on Suffolk Ward Chase Farm that Elizabeth should NOT be drugged up.
When I got to the ward Elizabeth was standing there watching what was going in the corridor along with several other patients – I could not leave anyway because this other patient was right in front of the door. Elizabeth like many other people that come under the shocking mental health care system of the UK have suffered extensive abuse or trauma and are simply not given the right kind of care. I would describe the mental health care system in general as cruel and abusive. Elizabeth looked so traumatised tonight by the degrading treatment she had been given today. I was very upset to hear about this when I got home. So this is what goes on in mental health institutions not just Suffolk Ward Chase Farm but all over the UK whether private or NHS but this is being kept quiet and not spoken about.
Elizabeth’s Responsible Clinician is Dr Kumal Choudhury who has not bothered to return my calls.
Perhaps by drugging Elizabeth they are trying to cover up things with the current Police investigation in order that she cannot talk to the Police. Some very serious things happened to Elizabeth under the MOTI VILLA SCHEME based in one of the best parts of Enfield along the Ridgeway and I have the files to prove it. It is only now after ten years and having received humane care that Elizabeth has started to talk about it. HOW CONVENIENT TO DRUG HER UP RIGHT NOW. Be sure though that there are enough witnesses who know about what happened there. I am still waiting for you – the Police to come round to my house and show you the records I have kept. You did not investigate properly did you? Perhaps the view is why bother when this is only a MH patient – who is going to find out – lets cover it up or perhaps that person was so drugged up at the time and did not have the ability to talk effectively. Perhaps this is the reason why Elizabeth is being forcibly drugged right now so as to cover up what happened to her under ENFIELD MENTAL HEALTH’S CARE.
There was a ward meeting yesterday at Chase Farm SUFFOLK WARD, including RC Dr K Choudhury and others including the same care coordinator who came into my home back in 2014 when Enfield deprived the Clozapine to Elizabeth. This is the one who placed Elizabeth at a scheme at Mays Cottage where she was constantly locked out of her room due to a faulty lock and offered drugs. Even care provider Craegmoor recognised she needed more care and support. In other words Elizabeth was forever given the “cheapest option” when it came to care and that meant no therapy no appropriate care and there is nothing good like OPEN DIALOGUE under Enfield. It is an area where there is no accountability and where plenty of money is spent in the wrong direction. It should be going to improve the NHS care rather than in the hands of private sector. It should be spent on care in the community to help people live independently but not under the CONTROL like Elizabeth was under being marched to constant safeguarding meetings where she was prompted to tick boxes stating that myself and others abused her by total strangers to the family.
I would describe the scenes I saw tonight as “hell on earth” and very upsetting. I think it is extremely cruel that up and down the country behind the closed doors of institutions and care homes this cruelty is still going still since Winterbourne.
Yesterday’s hospital meeting was about placements for Elizabeth as none of us want her in this hospital for a long time – she had been doing OK drug free on the ward. Elizabeth cried when she saw her father attend the meeting. She just looked numb tonight. We all know now what happened under MOTI VILLA and now we cannot accept the diagnosis of Schizophrenia. We believe the correct diagnosis to be PTSD and also there are other mentions of learning disability. It is recommended for Elizabeth to have intensive trauma therapy but nothing like this has EVER been provided by this DREADFUL area of ENFIELD where I unfortunately live.
Politicians MUST know what is going on within these institutions – patients were locked up, not allowed out to exercise – nothing much to do all day – the environment itself is totally in-therapeutic. Judging by the comments I heard tonight there needs to be inspectors visiting after hours and interviewing the patients on the wards regularly. I am sure judging by what I heard tonight inspectors would hear a lot from some very distressed patients.
Elizabeth has gone from paradise to hell. However hell was never that far away as she regained her memory 0f extensive abuse that she suffered back on 2010, after being drugged excessively under Enfield mh for so many years. Instead of receiving counselling, she has received drugs and excessive amounts of drugs on the shocking wards under ENFIELD MENTAL HEALTH.
May God judge this evil treatment of the weak and vulnerable throughout the UK that is being kept quiet.
I cant be bothered to pick up a newspaper these days. You are more likely to hear the truth on a blog like this on the true reality of how disabled people are treated. I bet when I post this to the leading politicians I get no response – just a wall of silence.
There are people earning a lot of money out of the likes of my daughter right now and instead of helping them they are making them ill and disabled.
Today i have written today to Maria Kane, Chief Executive Officer who in the past has responded that the care in Enfield is “EXCELLENT” however she seems to have gone silent right now. I have written to her copying in the DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF QUALITY MARGARETE SOUTH-COTE WANT who has done nothing to satisfy us with her response to our complaint. When we read the shocking files full of defamatory comments against myself and others in the family and close friends we asked for an amendment in the files as this was very misleading but this could not be done so she wrote back offering these comments “I do not agree that I am aggressive”. I would have preferred an apology from the staff members themselves particularly those who tried to label me up as being mentally ill and in need of a MHA assessment. In my local area of Enfield anything goes so it would seem. They answer their own complaints. They try to cover their backs in every way they can there is no accountability under ENFIELD MH.
We have a complaint going right the way back currently being dealt with by the PHSO LG Ombudsman. The complaint is not just from myself but others in the family feel the same way particularly now we can see that the diagnosis for Elizabeth is INCORRECT – a trauma victim who has suffered severe abuse under MOTI VILLA going back to 2010.
At yesterday’s meeting the rest of the family were told that the only way a placement would be given to Elizabeth would be if I was displaced as Next of Kin. Here we go again – I am happy for Mr Bevis to be next of kin but I thought that under a Section it was NEAREST RELATIVE – which happens to be me. I just want Elizabeth out of Suffolk Ward where tonight I saw and heard the most terrible things.
Where I would like Elizabeth to go is somewhere where she gets the intensive trauma therapy and not just drugs. It does say in a report she has PTSD and she is an abuse victim – abused by others under MOTI VILLA and now they want to drug her to cover up the evidence. Don’t worry I have plenty of evidence to produce to the Police myself.
If huge sums of money were not being wasted then there would be more funds to help people in the community and I have no regrets at all on taking her away from an area where abuse is rife. I am fed up with hearing that there is no money – need to raise council tax etc. etc. especially when in ENFIELD some of those at the top earn more than the Prime Minister so I have read.
There is only one who has more power – that is God. No politicians seem interested in mental health issues and it is near impossible to get justice for those who are being abused.
I am very pleased that I set up this blog to highlight the abusive treatment of MH patients and those with learning disability for all to see. Judging by the responses I receive I am so happy. I am sad that this abuse is so widespread and to hear how others have been affected.
I will visit Elizabeth tomorrow and I will inform you all whether she has been forcibly drugged again and I would like as many people as possible to know that my daughter is currently on SUFFOLK WARD CHASE FARM HOSPITAL THE RIDGEWAY ENFIELD MIDDX EN2.