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A psychiatric doctor came to our house, but i was in Dorset at the time working. The reason stated on the section form for significant risk to health safety or welfare of the patient was:-
"The patient has been neglecting her personal hygiene She is at risk of alienating friends and family. Her relationship with her son is at risk of deteriorating as she no longer speaks to him."
essentially she has schitzophrenia and has been withdrawn staying in bedroom a lot talking to self, however i have never seen any signs of violence or distress from voices. After being denied info from hospital i turned to net for answers and now think it was isolation which has been the main cause (i worked away mon to fri most weeks of the year). i have now left job to help but now shes stuck in the hospital.
saw solicitor applied for appeal, her consultant phoned to say he was releasing her and for IHTT to visit daily to monitor progress i was not told she had to take the meds and she refused (with my approval) so the team visited Sat, Sun knowing she was not taking meds they said they were happy with how she was doing, so on the monday i called my solicitor to ask what happens with the appeal, i told him she had been released and not forced to take medication, he advised me that being so close to the end of the 28 days i should drop the appeal which i did. Later that day a Doctor turned up at the house and was not happy at refusal to take medication, she left to investigate.... then on 2nd last day of section she phoned to say they had applied for hospital based CTO and would be coming to take her back to hospital next day, 7 days later at tribunal for CTO during the tribunal when i asked about original section i was told that was not allowed to be discussed, then when i presented evidence to suggest that the medication reduces your chance of long term recovery i was told that it had to be pre submitted to be used. I had instructed my solicitor to submit that evidence for the original appeal therefore if it needed to be re-submitted for CTO tribunal i assumed i did not need to ask him again. At the tribunal they asked my partner if she wanted a solicitor so now they have extended her detention a further 28 days to repeat tribunal with solicitor present.