Failure of SLaM to answer complaints indefinitely.

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Public Interest Disclosure.

Dear NHS England,

Re: Patricia Towner. YMCA. Eva House. Croydon.

Please could you explain why South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust have refused to answer complaints regarding alleged abuse, negligence and neglect since August 2012?

The Trust is supporting the eviction of a vulnerably ill adult from a bed they pay for to save money and put her inappropriately in a nursing home against her will. What can NHS England do to get the Trust to answer the damning and scandalous allegations.

PHSO cannot get involved as SLaM have delayed responding to the complaints indefinitely and they prefer local resolution but the Trust refuse any resolution.

Yours faithfully,

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[name removed] (Account suspended) left an annotation ()

Many thanks for your reply but it had not been helpful.

Written to PHSO but they cannot get involved until 'local resolution' takes place. SLaM have refused to answer complaints of negligence and abuse since August 2012 which is particularly unreasonable timeframe.

NHS England should step in to stop SLaM failing in their statory requirement. They have refused valid access to medical records and are acting in a way harmful to a vulnerable patient whilst NHS England do nothing.

LB Croydon, YMCA and SLaM have orchestrated a campaign against a vulnerable person to evict her from her accommodation not due to antisocial behaviour or rent arrears but because of age, mental health and disability discrimination. This is clearly a public interest disclosure as LB Croydon have failed to meet their statutory duties by refusing to investigate how a vulnerable 62 year old can be threatened with the 'locks being changed' and being made homeless on the street.

I have asked the Archbishop of York, President if the YMCA, the charities commission, PHSO, housing ombudsman, health care agency and members of parliament as well as LB Councillors to look into this.

To date the response has been polite but ineffective. In which time a homeless vulnerable person will have been kicked out on the streets by YMCA.

Please help.

Woods left an annotation ()

How is it legal to refuse to speak on what you’re greasily trying to get away with? I just lived in the YMCA for a year and 10 months waiting for a council property (severely depressed). I had always been responsive and civil with staff, polite, they would have said.

Gross negligence, they don’t want to do their job properly, and get away with it. I don’t have it as bad as others, and I see through these transparent scumbags walking around in priest’s clothes.

Who do I speak to? It’s an organisation... you’ve got no case, they are independently funded?
Not good enough. I’m not being treated like a human.

Oliver W. Woods