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Friday, June 22, 2012

Secret s 95 inquiry into Hutt Valley Mental Health 'services' long overdue!

A secret government inquiry (links to media reports are below) into treatment blunders and leadership problems within Hutt Valley's mental health services has come up with a predictable 'report' - but nothing's changed, as I experienced first hand recently after corrupt 'psychiatrists' wrote 'reports' that they knew full well were orchestrated litanies of lies - designed to pervert the course of justice - as recognised by the Courts.

It's clear that lunatics are running the asylum, dangerous and overpaid lunatics like Linda Astor, Brenda Sally Rimkeit, Gary Orr and others.  

I experienced the sadistic corruption first hand, and consider myself lucky to have ever got out alive after being forcibly injected with dangerous drugs by corrupt and sadistic lunatics.
Leaked documents show the Health Ministry's mental health director, David Chaplow, ordered the investigation in June, but both the ministry and Hutt Valley District Health Board have kept it under wraps since.
In a letter to then-Hutt Valley chief executive Michael Hundleby, Dr Chaplow said he was ordering the inquiry under section 95 of the Mental Health Act after being made aware of problems with the service.
"There are two main areas of concern – the leadership of the mental health services, and a number of clinical issues presenting as `complaints' involving individual patients, which may, in turn, be related to the leadership issue or to wider systemic issues."
The service has come under fire three times in the past year from Wellington's coroners. The latest was last Tuesday, when coroner Ian Smith released findings into the death of Upper Hutt man Jerry Korewha.
Fi Perez, whose husband Jerome, 40, killed himself in March 2008, welcomed the inquiry. Mrs Perez tried for six months to get help for her husband, a long-time bipolar sufferer, before he died.
She said it was "fabulous" that an inquiry was taking place. "Too many people have died.
"The one thing that has really grated [with] me ... is that the district health board's response each time is that `We have made changes'. Well, Jerome died in 2008 and the next guy died in 2009 ... so that's just rubbish."
The inquiry is being carried out independently by Barry Wilson, a mental health district inspector and lawyer from Auckland. District inspectors are appointed by the Health Ministry to investigate complaints, conduct inquiries and inspect mental health services.
Deputy mental health director Susanna Every-Palmer said the inquiry – which covers the two years from June 2008 – was now well under way and the ministry expected to receive the completed report in a few months.
It was ordered after Wellington's five mental health district inspectors raised concerns, she said. "The clinical [concerns] are similar to those that have been reported in the public domain, such as in coroners' reports."
She would not provide specific details, saying patient privacy needed to be protected, and could not confirm whether the completed report would be made public. Section 95 inquiries were not normally announced publicly, she said.
Before the inquiry was ordered, the district health board insisted it had made improvements to the mental health service, including a major restructuring in late 2009.

Acting chief operating officer Toni Atkinson said the health board viewed the current inquiry as a "quality improvement opportunity" and believed recent changes had addressed historical problems.
"The DHB ... is fully committed to implementing any recommendations."
Dr Every-Palmer said the ministry believed the health board was trying hard and there had been significant management changes already. "However, in June we did have concerns."
Those They Failed
James Barnden, 31, died in 2007 after administrative bungles at Hutt Hospital. The Stokes Valley man went to an appointment at the hospital on June 11. Christine McCarrison, the specialist meant to see him, was unaware of the appointment. Only Andrew Green, a second-year WelTec student working as a trainee, was present. He told the inquest he felt he could not turn Mr Barnden away, so assessed him, noting he had been thinking about suicide. Mr Green did not complete a risk assessment, made a second appointment for June 26 and put the file in his pigeonhole without reporting to Ms McCarrison or Mr Barnden's GP. Two days before the second appointment, Mr Barnden's mother found him dead.
Depressed Lower Hutt man Jerome Perez killed himself in March 2008 after waiting months for a respite placement. The 40-year-old had struggled for years with bipolar disorder. His wife, Fi Perez, begged the health board for about six months to provide him with care and accommodation. When that did not work the pair decided to fake their separation. Mr Perez killed himself three weeks later. His death prompted Wellington coroner Ian Smith to call for improvements to temporary care facilities in the Hutt Valley health district. The DHB admitted that Mr Perez was denied respite care because of a lack of facilities.
Upper Hutt's Jerry Korewha had chronic depression when he was hit on State Highway 2 near Upper Hutt, after smoking marijuana, in March 2009. His death was not found to be suicide, though the possibility existed. A former Mongrel Mob member, Mr Korewha was well known to police and was under post-detention conditions for a drink-driving conviction when he died. As part of those conditions, he was referred to the DHB, which missed his recent history of chronic depression and put him through four alcohol and drug treatment sessions instead. The coroner found the DHB failed to complete a "simple" check, did not follow its own protocols and may have had a management-level breakdown when it misdiagnosed Mr Korewha.
19 January 2011 - The Dominion Post

TV3 reports that "Barry Wilson" is conducting the inquiry - I sincerely hope it's not the same Barry Wilson who was running the FAILED Wairarapa DHB suicide prevention program!

And two months after this was published, Police and the Clown Law Orifice conspired to pervert the course of justice and I was corruptly incarcerated in the Hotel Rangipapa . . .  

And when I filed an application in the High Court for a Judicial Inquiry, with Capital Coast District Health Board as co-respondent with the Attorney General, I was transferred out of the jurisdiction of the CCDHB, to Te Whare Ahuru, Hutt Valley Mental Health Services.  I was there for several more weeks, until I reinstated the application, which I discovered had been "discontinued".   Shortly thereafter my responsible clinician was changed, to Dr Wolfgang Kure, (a thoroughly professional and honest doctor with integrity, who granted me leave from the hospital immediately and allowed me to go home, completely discharging me from the mental health system with no need for any further "treatment". 

I hope Dr Wolfgang Kure can turn the Hutt Valley mental health services around, they have earned a very bad reputation indeed.  They also have a lot of potential, more of the staff openly spoke out against my detention there than at Rangipapa - realising that it was the height of corruption and a total abuse of power.  Dr Orr needs to be sacked for gross misconduct, like 'Drs' Rimkeit, Thabrew, Short, Romans, Safarti and others who all knew perfectly well that I was completely sane and that my incarceration was an utter travesty and a blatant attempt to pervert the course of justice and abuse the processes of the Court - funded by the tax payers - and a total lack of fiduciary duty. 

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