BBC survey suggests there is a laissez faire attitude to drug use in NHS mental health trusts.
They would be the first to have a pop at any survey that was not objective and representative. Their data ? Nowhere to be seen. Why? Because some idiot did it from the BBC offices over the phone and rang about 4 hospitals probably.
one major study finding that psychiatric patients with drugs problems kill up to 32 people every year.
UK Murders: March 2003 – March 2004 = 853
3,508 people were killed on Britain’s roads in 2003
Let’s get the numbers in some sort of perspective.
Oliver Treacy, borough director for Mental Health Services for Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust, admitted: “It is quite common that patients will use drugs on wards.
“It can make patients worse and it can actually introduce a sense of desperation and violence.”
Isn’t it your job to to something about it then?
“It prompted us to address this issue and bring in procedures and policies that bring it to the situation we are in today, which is the impression that we are managing the situation.”
My italics. Shouldn’t he actually be making sure it is managed?
Chris, who is currently detained on a ward in London after being diagnosed with bi-polar depression, which means he suffers from violent mood swings.
Here we go again. Bipolar = violence. Fucking bullshit. When will the pathetic excuse for journalism at the BBC get a bloody grip and actually do some proper bloody reporting??
The BBC’s Matthew Chapman is a clueless frigging idiot who has done nothing but sensationalise a topic which could have been of some use. Mr Chapman, you are a dickhead of the highest order.