This latest #JusticeforLB development is almost beyond comment. It does, however, throw into sharp relief the siege mentality obviously operating within Southern Health; and speaks volumes about Sloven culture and the messages purposefully circulated within, and outwith, the organisation.
The transcript below comes from a message left on LB’s mother’s office answerphone from someone claiming to work for Sloven. It doesn’t much matter whether the caller is a member of management, a lower-ranking staff-member, or just an unconnected crank; she has obviously absorbed and internalised an execrable attitude to LB and to his mother, and feels justified in spewing it out. A toxic attitude that aligns precisely with Sloven’s dealings with LB and his family, all through the more-than-three-years since LB was admitted to STATT.
And Sloven’s response? Of a piece with their previous form, and with the call.
Sloven are not setting up an enquiry, actively seeking the culprit and requiring staff to disclose information. They’re not even setting up an internal enquiry and asking for all available information. Oh no. They will, apparently, set up a ‘full internal investigation’, if and when they receive ‘any information’ in response to their ‘urging’.
Pathetic. As always.
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Good morning, hello. Hi, I believe this is a message for Dr. Sara Ryan, um, I’ve been seeing on the media about your son, your poor son that died under the care of Southern Health. I work for Southern Health and I’m, it, it’s awful that you’ve lost him, I’m so sorry that you have done, um, ’s tragic, and … I hope you find some closure after the report, the, um, issue of the GMB … CQC report today, but I do think you are being reall- very vindictive. I think you are a vindictive cow. On TV all the time, ummm, slating the NHS Southern Health. With your intelligence background, you know, as much as anybody else knows, that Southern Health only took over those units in Oxfordshire recentl-, you know, the recent months before your son died. You know, with your background, it takes a while to make changes in anywhere, and I think now you’ve just become a bitch and you want some attention, but you are vindictive, you are unpleasant, and you are a nasty cow.
This message was recorded at 9.33am on Friday April 29th. To save this message press 1. <beep> To- Message saved.
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