As you will see the Bonfire Party on the Konar Suite was a flaming success. The food was exceptional: a real credit to the catering staff.
My reservations about Maureen being assessed on the Konar Suite were ill-conceived. They do not see medication as the only solution to mental illness or radical changes in the presentation of someone with dementia. It is refreshing to see such a compassionate approach to assessment.
Maureen has been traumatised by her experiences of the last seventeen days:
- Her current reality would reduce anyone to tears.
- She is very frightened.
- She is totally bewildered by being detained in an Acute Mental Health Unit.
- Her ordeal needs to come to an end sooner rather than later.
I have asked to meet with her Consultant this morning.