There were no noble Knights at that round table come to aid this fair damsel who, single-handedly, fought her father's case all the way to the dark halls of Castle Perilous. One noble lady lent her ears to listen; a retainer of that place, with ignoble intent to divert her cause, called a grand meeting of the leading lights and luminaries, the Great and the Powerful and, by trick and by artifice, did win her confidence and conviction that he would act in good faith on her part.
So certain of himself, his confidence a burden mighty on him has betrayed him. The knave has dropped his guard. The retainer has let slip and broadcast far and wide -
" I don't want to in any way pre-empt this independent review, but I suspect that it will be a question of training, making sure that the professionals who are responsible for caring for someone at the end of life, really know what they are doing."The churl has exposed the dark designs of his Lord, to put the peasants in their place and to quell their revolt.
The outcome is preordained. Consistent with his purpose, these deliberations shall lead nowhere...
This is a copy of the current automated response of acknowledgement sent out when petitioners for justice submit their stories to the Review Panel. Many are not happy. Not all members of the Review Panel are happy. It demonstrates a bias -
Thank you for your e-mail. Baroness Neuberger has asked me to assure you that your account will form part of the evidence to the review of use and experience of the Liverpool Care Pathway. We are very conscious that this is a particularly sensitive and emotive topic and are all the more grateful to you for sharing your experience.
The Liverpool Care Pathway was designed to bring hospice-style care into hospitals, so that dying people receive the best, personalised care in their last days and hours of life. The LCP is very clear that this involves full and continuing communication with patients, carers and families.
They'll beat about the bush. They'll dance around the houses.They'll give every impression they can of putting wrongs to right...
but all that is neither here nor there.
What is required is not a review but an investigation. The LCP is a killing machine. The LKP is a Licence to Kill People.