One-sided view of Car­se­view

The Courier & Advertiser (Fife Edition) - - COMMENT -

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.

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