"Duty of care has failed"
Posted by Anonymous
I am writing about the failure of care my son is still receiving while in the care of the mental health services.I went to visit my son today and found out that he was given eight hours unescorted leave to go home. I could not contact him because his mobile phone had been stolen off Branksome ward last week. Staff were unclear if he had gone on his own or was given a lift by his care worker. To cut a long story short, transport was not offered to return him to hospital, he walked for six hours in the pouring rain to return to hospital. He is on a section 3, unwell and venerable. Was his needs met? Was his care plan updated? was a risk assessment put in place? Did they keep him safe? No! Big failure in duty of care. From one really unhappy parent!