How long is too long?

Justice for Nico

Last Tuesday I worked all day and most of the evening on a statement for the Oxfordshire Family Support Network who were meeting with NHS England that week to discuss how NHS Trust providers, including Southern Health, had treated the families of children who died in their care.

It was a hard statement to write, very hard. But I pressed on because I wanted someone to hear our story very badly. After some tears and a lot of typing it was finished and I emailed it in. Sadly I had to include a warning that we were “under due legal process”, which meant that our statement would have to be anonymous.

Whether this was why my statement wasn’t used at the meeting, I don’t know. But I think it more likely that those parents who were present gave such vivid and compelling testimony that the meeting probably over-ran anyway. There…

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