A patient who absconded from a secure hospital mental health unit is being sought by police.And why was he in a 'secure' (Ed: Hahahaha!) hospital?
He does has a history of violence and although there is no indication of any direct threat to the public, anyone who believes they may have seen him are urged not to approach him but to phone police immediately.Yeah. Thanks for that advice.
The words 'hospital' and 'secure' are a dichotomy. You can have a secure prison but anywhere where people are 'treated' as opposed to 'incarcerated' is , by definition, going to have 'holes'.
As The Bestes Wife In The World is a paranoid psychotic I have seen the inside of several 'secure' units. Security tends to mean a 'buzz in' door and maybe a fence. I could be out of anyone of them in minutes and on the run (as I smoke 60 a day I use the word 'run' loosely, mind).
As one commentator says 'as long as they take their meds' all is well and good. Secure wards are designed to contain those who have lost their reason. The moment one of them regains his 'reason'-however warped- he can break out.
Inigo? Perhaps the Banqueting House in Whitehall?
Strangely, none of these "secure" units is within a million miles of an MP's first, second or even tenth house.
"Security tends to mean a 'buzz in' door and maybe a fence."
Then we really need to change the descriptor...
"Strangely, none of these "secure" units is within a million miles of an MP's first, second or even tenth house."
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