“If Elizabeth is sent back to a specialist unit, they can claim £13,000 per week, as opposed to £7,000, so it is to their advantage.
You are right to be worried, as this can only lead to more medication, which she will then eventually have to be weaned off.
As to her attacking, whilst difficult to cope with, all it shows is that their present ‘treatment’ is not working as this is a reaction to her dire situation.
I hope you get somewhere with Press, as revealing appears the only check/oversight and thank you for mentioning the information here.
Please let me know what happens and wish you all the best in the circumstances
That is a lot of money for the specialist unit and this could be why the team in ENFIELD wish to keep her where she is on an entirely unsuitable ward (Suffolk) where she has been beaten up by another patient and constantly hit around the head so I have been told by a member of staff. She has been forcibly injected. What kind of treatment is this! Also RC Dr Kunal Choudhary said that if she did not choose her Dad as next of kin she would be thrown out on the street homeless” . What is the point of putting her back on huge dosage of drugs that do not even work as she cannot metabolise them as proven in the P450 liver enzyme test. I do agree that Elizabeth should take minimal amount of drugs and could function on these but in a hospital setting Doctors do not care for the physical wellbeing of their patients on a psychiatric ward especially if they have a diagnosis of Paranoid Schizophrenia but now Huntercombe Hospital – Dr Ahmad and Ramadani confirm Aspergers and treatment seems to be different.
Anyway I was today advised Section 2 coming to an end on Sunday. I received a call from Sandra Muschette AHMP based at 65cPark Avenue, Bush Hill Park, Enfield. She asked me if I had objection to Section 3 and put it in such a way there was no choice in as it was felt by Dr Moorey and Dr Al-Allaq that Elizabeth has Schizophrenia and needs “treatment” however she is already medicated and not causing problems but what we as a family are upset about is that they have totally ignored the most recent diagnosis by Dr Ahmad and Dr Ramadani from Huntercombe as well about three other local doctors mentioned in the files. If Elizabeth needs continued treatment I believe this should be further explored as the environment of Suffolk Ward is far from right and neither was Cygnet, Cambian or Huntercombe. To be imprisoned and not allowed out, cooped up and “punished” – this is supposed to be care? If someone who has been terribly abused under their scheme in the community called Moti Villa situated in the Ridgeway they needs compassionate care not enforced drugging and abuse.
This social worker (AHMP) was recently involved in safeguarding and she said she would be imposing some section 5 to stop Elizabeth from going out and she would be seeking to displace me on the grounds of being unreasonable as NR – here we go again! How many times have this department gone to court – about 6 times now. I have no doubt of their huge powers especially when they do not like you. THE TRIBUNAL“YOU ARE NO LONGER THE NEXT OF KIN” – “WE’RE NOT SPEAKING TO YOU ANY MORE – MR B IS NOW NEXT OF KIN”HUNTERCOMBE ROEHAMPTON AND THE FAILED TRIBUNAL
Elizabeth has told a few people that she has been told that paranoid schizophrenia is the diagnosis and this is hereditary. Please can Sandra be more specific and provide evidence of this – to whom does she refer.
I had two calls from her today whilst at work first of all asking me for my opinion on Section 3. She explained that Elizabeth had been sent to Huntercombe because she was unmanageable on the ward – she was originally drug free. Elizabeth could not settle in the scheme in the community after being on acute wards for 15 weeks. I think she missed the company of others and was feeling unhappy and lonely in the scheme. On the surface it looks nice but it was regimented full of control and she didn’t bond with the staff “no one understands me Mum”. There were incidents where Elizabeth showed her anxiety and also I do not think she was eating healthily there as she was at home. Staff could not cope and the immediate action was to call Police. There was one outstanding support worker but sadly she was no longer working at the scheme. No young friends or things going on socially. She would have been better off in her own place with her own choice of support workers or better still in a community – I think somewhere like Camphill Community Trust.
I am appalled at the way we as a family have been treated by Enfield Barnet and Haringey MH Trust where there is no accountability so it seems, where everyone protects one another judging by the conversations I have seen in the files.
Huntercombe echoed the views of the private MH professionals who said “Elizabeth sees things very differently – “has a difference way of seeing the world”. Her treatment by MH professionals in Enfield has been abusive, cruel, discriminating, forget the Equality Act – this does not apply as Enfield are a law unto themselves. Only if they are forced will they apologise. I do not know why they even bother to employ a Director of Quality – what Quality is there exactly?
Whilst I was not happy Elizabeth was in Huntercombe and put on so much Clonazepam she could hardly speak, there were some things that were good in this private hospital – therapy for a start, food was nice. The RC agreed with everything I said. He agreed this was the wrong environment. Past RC’s on Suffolk ward agreed likewise. The acute ward was not the right environment for Elizabeth. She has not been allowed out for three weeks and now Sandra is disallowing leave and imposing what she says is a Section 5 to stop Elizabeth from absconding – exactly where is Elizabeth going to go – it is not like treating someone as a human being but an object. I shall be looking into the law properly before the meeting on Tuesday., The law on capacity can be manipulated. When I confronted her about the comments on schizophrenia being hereditary – this is not a word Elizabeth would even come out with. Now I would like to see evidence as I am aware that my daughter needs some kind of treatment but certainly more in terms of therapy rather than enormous quantities of drugs as has been given in the past. Surely it is good practice for Doctors to give the minimal amount of drugs but this is not so under Enfield MH. When there is conflict of opinion, this should be explored, not denied as wrong treatment can be given as a result and this can be harmful. All I am asking is for fairness.
Enfield are using private sector expensive hospitals under the MH. I cant help but think that taxpayers money could be better spent on care within the local area which in my opinion is appalling and I am saying this in terms of resources, facilities, lack of the correct care and assessments. It is mainly all about drugs and there is not enough therapists but at Huntercombe there were therapists.
Tomorrow is a get together with Joan Ryan MP and I hope to attend this and I want to talk about this situation.
Meanwhile I am sorry I live in this area and am ashamed I live in the UK where they treat the weak and vulnerable in the most abusive and cruel manner. I am sorry Elizabeth came home when she would have been better off away from this area.
I have had to take another day off to attend ward round meeting on Tuesday. Once again displacement is mentioned- once again spending vast sums of money – how many more times when for a fraction of the price we provided the most wonderful care with caring professionals who tried to help Elizabeth’s trauma. Being on a ward like this is enough to make anyone traumatised. This is far from a therapeutic environment unlike Scotland, travelling to some of the most beautiful parts of the world and Australia.
Elizabeth has retreated to being a teenager but because her emotions have been suppressed for so long by enormous quantities of drugs, this is where she needed psychotherapy but we had no help on this or a previous occasion. As a teenager she was immaculately behaved and polite. She wanted to be a chef. She loved her stay in Finland. She loves animals and children and enjoyed travelling she enjoys music. Elizabeth could hardly walk when she went away but came back well and able to talk about what happened to her under care in this area. It upsets me that she is now back in this area where instead of working with the family Professionals wish to split the family using their powers to achieve their aims in what they think is the best interest. The last “best interest” was a care home hundreds of miles away where Elizabeth got no food at the weekend. Elizabeth has agreed to take a small amount of drugs – but there is now dispute over diagnosis as Huntercombe have identified the care that could benefit Elizabeth provided she is in the right environment and I do not think any locked ward or prison facility is correct for her as she was doing so well in a quiet peaceful and unspoilt part of the UK.
As for “hereditary” in terms of Schizophrenia I have asked for proof of this and for scientific proof of the diagnosis they insist upon and why they are not acting on or dismissing Huntercombe’s recommendations? When confronted there was a denial of having ever said this.
I will keep you all informed.