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In the extraordinary sequence of messages, the unidentified officer said they were "ringing every mental health unit in Greater London" but were struggling to get the man admitted as “no-one seems interested in helping”.
It was not until 9.45pm, apparently more than six hours later, that officers and London Ambulance Service staff were able to leave after the man was admitted.
The sergeant said it was "totally unacceptable" that the man had to wait six hours, before eventually posting: "Finally the subject has been admitted and all officers and @Ldn_Ambulance staff are leaving."
originally posted by: Kester
the unidentified officer said the "subject"
originally posted by: grainofsand
a reply to: TrueBrit
What a ridiculous suggestion, the money saved would be a drop in the ocean even if you cut the pay of all Grade 6 Civil Servants and above, it would make a negligible difference to police numbers or mental health service workers, ridiculous.
I know you are an anti establishment man but at least do the maths before presenting your solely emotionally based arguments lol.
originally posted by: Britguy
My younger sister works in mental health with the NHS. Many are the times when she and colleagues have had to drive people being sectioned across counties into the early hours because there are no places available. In at least one case late last year, they tried finding a place and there was nothing in the entire country available!
She and her colleagues work long shifts, 12-13 hours, sometimes longer if they have a case come in towards the end of their shift or need to transport someone to the next county, or further, yet the pay scales are dismal. We are talking about healthcare professionals here with degree level qualifications and experience.
The six figure salaried bean counters on the other hand work nothing like the hours my sister does and are running the service into the ground. One might even get the impression that is by design, leading up to privatization of the services. In other words, putting it into the hands of corporate "healthcare", receiving public money by the £Billions whilst making tidy profits!
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: NobodiesNormal
Who did? The Americans? Yes, but you see, this is a story about the policing situation in a nation which has existed for much longer than two hundred and something years, so when the officer calls people subjects, he is correct twice.
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: uncommitted
Technically a politician calling a British subject a plebeian, whether they happen to be in the police force or not, is incorrect, since the term specifically applies to the commoners of Ancient Rome. Round these parts we are citizens and taxpayers, not plebeians, and terminology which points out class differences between the richest and poorest, and the most powerful and the least powerful, is supposed to be used only in the historical context, rather than being applied in every day parlance from one individual to another.
The class war is supposed to be over, or so I heard, what with the Tories insisting that everyone who wants an education can get the one they want, regardless of how little they earn, or how much it costs. It's all bunkum of course, but the fellow to whom you are referring was factually wrong in any event.