Pictured is Alison Linda McLaughlin who lived with over 30 years of mental health disorders as defined by the Mental Health Act. Most of this time was spent under the so called “Care” umbrella of Cornwall NHS Foundation Trust.
There were 6 Council members on the Welfare Panels and 1 representing the CFT.
Although the CFT Panel member was officially described as a Community Psychiatric Nurse (CPN) by Cornwall Council, and which senior members of the NHS Trust upheld, including the CEO, the Parliamentary Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) later confirmed the CFT employee was only a support worker after a 2 year cover-up.
Despite Cornwall Council acknowledging Alison’s health was “deteriorating” at the time of the Assessments the Panel members still only awarded her low welfare priority without any input from a Mental Health Professional and contrary to Council Policy and it’s Duty of Care.
Alison continued to deteriorate and was poisoned at the Royal Cornwall Hospital some 8 months later aged just 54.