I am going to the Stafford Hospital Enquiry today.
I had a letter last week from Robert Francis QC, the Chairman of the public enquiry - he is also the man who told me that my case is not "cost effective". What the heck he means by that is anyone's guess, as all along I have said over and over and over ...and over and over again that what I want is:
1) A proper apology for the dreadful way I was treated at Stafford Hospital - thrown off a hospital trolley by staff in a busy A and E, laughed at, stepped over, shouted at and threatened with the police for crying after they had done that to me, because they were so angry that I was not a road traffic accident victim but only a nutter who had collapsed in the street after being turned inside out mentally by child abuse therapy at the place where I had been abused as a child. So what is so costly about getting an apology for that?
2) A reassurance that it is safe for me to use NHS services.
So why can't I have an apology? Why am I having to work so hard to get a simple apology? Why am I in this position of having to constantly battle for a simple apology for the way I was treated?
I expect I will get more grief from certain twisted individuals who think it is ok for someone with mental health issues to be physically assaulted for no reason at all by medical staff (unless it happened to them, of course) I'm hardened to the fact that all I can expect is more nastiness, more of a kicking, you get used to it eventually.
Anyway, I am going to the public enquiry. I want to ask Christine Dalziel face to face why she told me that I was not allowed to join "Cure the NHS" and why she tried to block me from meeting other people who were not treated properly at Stafford Hospital. I also want to ask her if she is the same Christine Dalziel who works for Sefton County Council, in Ed Balls Children Schools and Families department. I want to see if I am going to be snubbed and sidelined again, as I usually am. Anyway, I expect one way or another it will be an interesting morning.