The following was submitted by the public spirited citizen who has been working tirelessly to highlight the dilapidated conditions at the Black Rock Psychiatric Hospital.[…]
It is good to see traditional media encouraged to join the cause to promote news about the community. Traditional media too often allows political and other interest to manipulate the news – Barbados Underground
There more than one section of the mental institution that is run down or abandoned despite what is said to the media and the general public at large via the news paper.
One million dollars yearly on hospital and yet so many uncomfortable images are on displayed, staff week after week have been voicing their concerns via their unions. The publicity has forced ministers to deny obvious facts about the dilapidated state of the Black Rock institution and health official play down issues in media only after it look as bad press or warrant an investigation by those who are willing.
Technology has facilitated more that ever for unsound voices to be heard and their matters be addressed in the manner in which they should as many who live and work within the Black Rock institution are often silenced by those in authority who would not like the shame of the conditions our mentally challenged are treated and expose to.
This week article surrounding the mental hospital has being circulating like never before in the media, our unions have be speaking out on conditions that affect human beings and ask our leaders to help improve conditions for staff and clients. It a fact the elderly and mentally challenge persons are often forgotten in most societies but it is inhumane to allow persons to be exposed to these conditions while our leaders play politics, public relations games and try to discredit person(s) who brought the issues to the forth front in the news paper by stating “some disgruntled employee”.
However it has being months so far this year that mental hospital made highlights in the media first starting in the parliament house and pictures were shown to the media the next day and yet no official call that person disgruntled or exploiting to achieve the ends of an industrial relations in the work place.
There is more to the development of the mental hospital that is said but pictures said more than a thousand words