I Don’t Think You Need To Have Been Psychic…

In the months before the murder Parsons even rang the NHS 111 helpline and said “I want to murder people” and told Sussex Police he felt “angry and twitchy” and wanted to bite people.

He had suffered periods of hearing voices in his head, had thoughts of harming others and regularly missed appointments.

But the trust failed to carry out proper risk assessments, one keyworker engaged in an inappropriate relationship with Parsons – even giving him money for drugs, and records were not adequately updated the damning report found.

The report makes 14 recommendations for the trust to improve after identifying that Parson’s repeated assertions that he wanted to kill people were not explored by his clinical team.

Yet another NHS failure. Amongst the hundreds that have gone before.

Will someone face consequences this time?

The report concluded: “It is our view that this tragic homicide could not have been predicted or prevented.”

Really? I don’t think you need to be Jeannie Dixon to read these tea leaves, do you?

7 comments for “I Don’t Think You Need To Have Been Psychic…

  1. BobH
    October 6, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    “The report concluded: “It is our view that this tragic homicide could not have been predicted or prevented.”

    They were just being pedantic.

    They couldn’t predict THIS tragic homicide because although they had all the evidence to predict a homicide, they didn’t know who the victim would be.
    So sit back and wait till that information comes in………………sadly after the event

  2. Trevor
    October 6, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    I’m sure ‘lessons will be learned’.

  3. October 6, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    “Sussex Partnership conducted two of their own reviews into Parsons’ care – but told NHS investigators that they had not kept the notes of interviews and did not know the registration number of the sacked keyworker.”

    They think they sacked someone; but cannot be certain.

    Sounds about average; for the NHS in general.

  4. Hereward Unbowed.
    October 6, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    For society’s sake and for their own sakes, some people need locking up in a secure hospital.

    Since the Fifties the NHS wanted to wash their hands of ‘mental health care provision’ and care in the community changed all that and so many perfectly good institutions [yes some people were locked up without good reason too] were bulldozed so that everyone’s conscience could be salved……………

    Since the 1950s various governments had been attracted to the policy of community care. Despite support for the policy, the number of in-patients in large hospitals and residential establishments continued to increase. At the same time, public opinion was gradually turned against long-stay institutions by allegations from the media. Some might argue that such allegations were politically driven and that the deliberate underfunding, mismanagement and thus undermining of some institutions by the government was used as an excuse by the government to shut them down. It could also be argued that although there might have been incidents of where care should have been improved, the care in many such institutions may have been satisfactory or good.

    Oh and this nuct – not bad for a dyed in the wool Communist – eh?

    The Gov.NHS doing a number on their own institutions, no doubt.

    And yet the problems are growing, Skunk and other abuse of proscribed substances grows the farm of a growing band of dissassociative misfits who are ‘off the reservation’, regiments of do gooder non intervention interventionists will wring their hands, cry out for funding and do sweet fuck all.

    Meanwhile the architects of doing society in, have been running away to a payday in the sun, maybe not the Mail [see link above].

    Plenty of money knocking around, it’s just that it always goes to meddlesome but unnecessary bureaucrats.

    So that…………. now, and even if, you tell them that you’re a killer, no room, can’t book you in at the ‘inn’ mate.

    Happy days, now where’s my inflation proofed, massive goodbye handshake, big fat state pension?

  5. Hereward Unbowed.
    October 6, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    “your comment is awaiting moderation?

    Wow and oh dear – mercy me.

  6. Robert the Biker
    October 6, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    “felt “angry and twitchy” and wanted to bite people.”
    Sounds like my cat! 😛

    • Hereward Unbowed.
      October 6, 2017 at 8:06 pm

      Never argue with angry twitchy bitey cats, especially 500lb ones with 3″ canines and vertical stripes coloured orange and black.

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