No Neglect

Love, Belief and Balls

Yesterday the inquest was held into the death of Stephanie Bincliffe. Stephanie was a 25 year old autistic woman who for seven years had been detained under the Mental health Act in an assessment and treatment unit run by the Huntercombe Group. For years, Stephanie had been held in a padded room with no fresh air or access to any form of exercise. Her weight had increased by 10 stone to 26 stone during her time in the Unit and she died of heart failure & sleep apnoea, both, the coroner decided as a result of her obesity.

The coroner was quite critical of the Unit for its lack of a treatment plan (!!) but at the same time ruled out neglect on the part of the care providers but also said that because of Stephanie’s challenging behaviour, any treatment plan to tackle the obesity would have been very difficult to…

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Mammy & Guru to the Mainman - Unpaid Carer Activist - Campaigner for Disabled Rights - Warrior Queen & Mna Feasa -
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