The fact that NHS Fife will not work with me, or allow me to work with them, to improve services at Stratheden Hospital, saying they find it "difficult" to work with me is only an excuse.
I could work with them
but it would require honesty, congruence and a facing up to the reality
of the situation. I would not be letting them away with anything less.
A bullying culture has to be challenged, dehumanising treatment does
not benefit anyone.
But even if they won't
work with me I will still be working for, and with, them, from a
distance. Bringing pressure to bear from the outside. On the wing.
pain I feel, at what happened to my son, I will endeavour to use
constructively, channel it into writing and campaigning so as to
influence positive change.
And if my MSP, who is a
human rights lawyer to trade, will not do the business of standing with
us, advocating and speaking out for the human rights of detained mental
patients and against psychiatric abuse, then I will have to do the job
To this end I plan to
stand at the next Scottish Parliamentary elections as an independent
candidate. Mounting a long campaign, starting after the summer
vacation. Writing a manifesto. Engaging with the public. Paying for
It won't be easy but it's a matter of principle and of justice.
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