September 19, 2013

Brenda Moult received £60,000 in 2001 for psychological damage suffered in a care home

Filed under: Secret family courts — Granarchist @ 1:24 am

Brenda Moult stops taking medication in protest at mental health services

Michele PaduanoBy Michele PaduanoBBC Midlands health correspondent

Brenda MoultBrenda Moult received £60,000 in 2001 for psychological damage suffered in a care home
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A woman has stopped taking life-saving medication in protest at a lack of support from mental health services.

Brenda Moult from Newcastle-under-Lyme needs insulin for her type 1 diabetes and Warfarin because she suffers from blood clots.

She claims there has been a lack of continuity of care by South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare Foundation Trust.

The trust said it was working with Mrs Moult to resolve her concerns.

In 2001, Mrs Moult received £60,000 for sexual abuse and psychological damage suffered while in the care of Staffordshire Social Services.

For more than 20 years, she received continued mental health support.

But she alleges that for the past two years the trust, which should support her for the damage that her abuse caused, has failed to address her concerns.

‘Life at risk’

She said she had almost lost her home because she had no help dealing with her finances.

By not taking her medication Mrs Moult said she was putting her life at “immediate risk” because her blood would thicken, increasing the chance of blood clots in her heart or lungs.

“I don’t want to die. I just want some help and I want other people to get help,” she said.

“I think that if a complaint is made that it should be dealt with properly. People shouldn’t have to put their life at risk.”

South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has accepted in letters to Mrs Moult, seen by the BBC, that it has failed her.

Chief executive Neil Carr said he had met Mrs Moult to try to address her concerns.

He said: “Clinicians from the trust continue to support Mrs Moult and take her wellbeing very seriously.

“I am sorry if I have not allayed her concerns and we are dealing with this as is appropriate, through our normal complaints procedure.”

Nationally, the Care Quality Commission has demanded for improvements from community mental health providers after a survey of 1,300 patients showed a deterioration in services.

It showed that 46% of patients did not understand their care plan and 26% had not had a review of their care plan in the past year.



  1. lets face it the staffs social services and the police are just 1 sided idiots time we had a revolution,tony im on the frontline.

    Comment by tony james — September 20, 2013 @ 10:49 pm | Reply

  2. I know a member of my family and the family itself receive very little if any real help with mental illness.There apears to be no real support around. There are so called out of hours critical help but no help for the family when a crisis is rearing its head. At one point the only bed available was over 150 miles away……………..For all the advertising on the television about mental health the real situation is bereft of any kind of pratical support

    Comment by Cath White — September 19, 2013 @ 8:52 pm | Reply

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