Here's a wee story of "What If":
What if the locked
seclusion room in the locked ward of a psychiatric hospital is being
used by nursing staff to forcibly drug and abuse patients and nothing is
written about the drugs, the force or the abuse in the records or the
What if the nurse in
charge of a locked ward of a psychiatric hospital keeps telling carers
and family members of patients in the locked ward that the nursing staff
are all about "relationships" when in fact they are more to do with
coercion, bullying and intimidation?
What if the acute wards,
open and locked, of a psychiatric hospital are places where vulnerable
patients are at risk of, and being subject to, sexual exploitation?
What if an NHS health
board is allowing and condoning the behaviour and practice of lawless
individuals who are employed by them and subject to their policies and
Who is responsible?
It absolutely and
definitely isn't the patients, the carers and the family members (or the
whistleblowers) who are in any way responsible for system failure and
abusive practices. That's for sure.