Treatment of medics in Bahrain

“Madam, – I write as a graduate and former member of the academic staff of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) and as one who has written several books and many articles upholding the proud traditions of these institutions, to express my sadness and sense of shame, indeed betrayal …” (more)

[Eoin O’Brien, Irish Times, 23 June]

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  1. Alethia Says:

    I have copied below the text of an email I sent to the Editor of The Irish Times on 2nd June 2011 that I believe is self-explanatory. Predictably, it wasn’t published.

    Dear Madam,

    In his letter published in your paper today Dr John Tobin expressed the grave concern of The College of Psychiatry of Ireland in relation to the arrests and detention of doctors, nurses and medics in Bahrain.

    What action has the College of Psychiatrists in Ireland taken in relation to those of its members involved in the infringement of the human rights of patients in the Central Mental Hospital Dundrum, as found by the Mental Health Commission in its Report published in 2007?

    The following is an extract from the Report in this respect:

    There are a number of practices in the Central Mental Hospital, highlighted in the Inquiry, which infringe on patients’ rights and dignity and impact on the standard of clinical care available to them…Chief among the issues of concern are the following: … Absence of clear clinical leadership in wards … The Local Management Team must take clear responsibility for standards of care delivered to patients… The nature and degree of service deficiencies outlined in the Inquiry Report are such that urgent reform of the forensic mental health services based at the Central Mental Hospital is required.

    Yours sincerely,

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