Friday, January 9, 2009

A small, sad yippee...

...goes to the Parliamentary and Health Ombudsman who, according to the Daily Mail (I know, the Daily Mail! I'm sorry...) is going to deliver a 'withering verdict' in her report, supporting Mencap in their concerns about the treatment of learning disabled people in hopsital.

The 'yippee' is, sadly, inappropriate because, in the lead-up to the ombudsman's input, so many learning disabled people have died unsupported and ignored in NHS hospitals. Mencap's own report, Death by Indifference, had me in tears when I originally read it.

See here for more info.

Best not hold our breath waiting for things to change tho'.


Casdok said...

In this day and age it is outrageous. Change has to happen - but as you say i wont be holding my breath.

Honeysuckle said...

Outrageous. Shocking. Scary. I can't believe how people get treated sometimes - both learning disabled and non-disabled. At least the issue's getting some publicity at the moment.