Dr Mitzi Waltz

When deadly care failings are not ‘shocking,’ but predictable…

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The Mazars review reveals shocking failings (well, they should be shocking) at Southern Health, an NHS Trust in which thousands of people with intellectual disabilities and mental ill health have died in recent years (including the son of one of my Disability Studies colleagues).
It’s not the first report to highlight the issue. These failings are shocking, but so is their utter predictability.
What can be done to turn the tide in an age of pretend-austerity, where the UK government takes away the relatively low-cost supports people need to live safely in the community, but is more than happy to throw millions at companies with high-paid executives, like Southern Health, to warehouse people away from their communities, in appalling and often deadly conditions?
More reading, from another parent: http://justicefornico.org/2015/12/10/the-1/

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