One-sided view of Carseview
Sir,– I am writing in response to the recent TV programme, Breaking Point, on BBC 1 about the Carseview Centre.
I have not seen a more biased and one-sided documentary for many years. The presenter was so biased it was insulting.
The whole programme was designed to portray Carseview as an evil place to be, and the reconstructions were designed to evoke feelings to support the theme. I am not saying those interviewed were describing situations that did not take place, but we do not know the circumstances which led to this happening.
My daughter was in Carseview for nearly two years and was well looked after.
There are many caring and dedicated nurses in Carseview.
In addition, my daughter was never offered drugs.
Which brings the question, why did no one inform the staff that people had drugs and point them out?
Patients and visitors were to blame, while the programme suggested the staff condoned the use of illegal drugs.
As for closing Carseview, where would all the patients go? Glasgow? Edinburgh? Perth? Ayr? England?
Robert Hutton. 22 Logan Crescent, Dundee.