Rebuild Trust are acutely aware that a significant number of TEWV service users have been traumatised by what they experienced and witnessed at the former West Lane Hospital. From our understanding they have not been offered support or help to deal with any anguish or suffering manifesting from their time as inpatients.
Bereavement counselling should have been a priority regardless of the CQC input and the Niche Investigation. For anybody who is affected by a death, support is normally a given.
We also understand that it would have been immensely difficult to ask for help with the horrific trauma witnessed and endured whilst an inpatient.
The shock that must have triggered from the deaths, the CQC report and, subsequently, when the Niche reports were published, is unimaginable. The horror too as it is realised that it wasn’t happening to just you.
Help should have been offered a long time ago when it was known just how bad the regime had been at West Lane. So many continue to suffer as a direct consequence of being an inpatient there
The Trust have a duty of care to their service users. They have not offered help to those who were at West Lane and should have done.
In our opinion, TEWV Trust don’t want to acknowledge the awful truth that has been exposed. For them it is about protecting themselves, their jobs and public image.
If you wish to receive help for anything you have experienced please contact Rebuild Trust.