This is a quick summary of the main points made in this blog with links to the relevant posts.
In his interview with BBC Radio Lancashire, Keith Dibble, Deputy Network Director of LCFT was asked "Do you accept that moving these women further away from their families and children could be damaging?" He replied "We believe not".
Well we are telling you that it is damaging, Keith. We believe removing all local inpatient care for the women of Lancaster and the surrounding area is wrong and damaging because...
It discriminates against women.
It punishes women and families on low incomes.
It can lead to increased detentions under the Mental Health Act.
It deters women from seeking, or accepting help.
It affects families and children.
It damages women by isolating them from their support networks.
And lets not forget that even some LCFT Staff agree with us.
How wrong does something have to be before Lancashire Care NHS Trust will change it?