I so agree with Lynette Spragg's comments re: the patronising way in which members of the public using NHS services, 'health professionals' are treated, in spite of the fact that we pay their salaries.
While suffering from depression myself and having to undergo, 'treatment' I was repeatedly addressed by a junior female doctor as, "Honey" despite numerous requests not to be addressed in that patronising way. To me it illustrates the 'them and us' scenario endemic in the mental health service.
My other concern is that on Sunday at an International Womens ' Day Event in Chapter organised by CFN where JANE HUTT - who now has the Portfolio for Equalities at WAG - sat on the Panel where she assured the gathering that she had the best interests of women in Wales at heart re: issues of, "dignity and respect" and that she was, "concerned with the safety of women." .
I then asked her the question why if that was actually the case why had UHB reneged on it's promise of Single Sex wards in Mental Health Units in the Public Consultations : 2010. She denied all knowledge of this and said she would ,"have to look into it." The session was then quickly moved on.
I have since emailed her for further clarification: of course I have received No Reply.
I might add that Julie Morgan Labour MP for Cardiff North is more concerned with Sun Bed legislation than with the appalling conditions of ,' bed sharing' at Whitchurch Hospital on her very doorstep of her Plasneydd Surgey!
How do these politicians ,who proudly parade their Liberal Values, these paid up members of the Guardian Reading Public -how do they sleep at night ?
Have 'lessons been learned' ? I think not. G. B.