Mental Health Games

Mental Health Games

Victor P Taffa

On Melbourne Cup Day Tuesday 2 November 2010 as usual the Melbourne Cup was run and won and Editor Victor P Taffa managed to pick the 2nd and 3rd Placed Horses.

Within 5 Minutes of the conclusion of the race Rachel from the Ryde Community Mental Health Team rang to advise me that a new Community Treatment Order (C.T.O.) would be made out and that I was to come and pick it up.

The current C.T.O. runs out on 13 November 2010 and as this is a legally binding document where the NSW Police can simply take you away at the drop of a hat. It was already known that Editor Victor P Taffa would not be signing a new C.T.O.

Editor Victor P Taffa has always seen Doctors voluntarily and taken prescribed medication. Dr. Virginia Furner at the Albion Street Centre is listed in the C.T.O. to go for medical appointments.

On Wednesday 3 November 2010 Rachel and a colleague walked to my Home and delivered an A4 size envelope that contained a new C.T.O.

In a letter dated 2 November 2010 a new hearing for a C.T.O. as arranged by Ryde Hospital was set down for Tuesday 9 November 2010 at 11.00am.

After the publication of two articles on Mental Health Rachel rang Editor Victor P Taffa again and said that the appointment with Dr. Robyn Bradley set down for Tuesday 9 November 2010 at 9.30 am was postponed until 16 November 2010.

Editor Victor P Taffa replied that “I was going to Victoria to cover the State Election and this was unsuitable to me.”

Rachel replied “That is what was in the envelope when we came to your house.”

Why would a change of appointment date be in an A4 sized envelope?

This was not the first time that the Ryde Community Team had shuffled appointments around with the line that “Dr. Bradley is unable to see you at this time.” This had also occurred in October 2010.

What is disturbing about the performance of the Ryde Community Team is the apparent belief that they own Editor Victor P Taffa. This also extends to anyone else who has ever been in a Psychiatric Hospital.

This same Facility in 2004 gave Editor Victor P Taffa varying dosage of Olanzapine that precipitated Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome which was almost fatal.

It should also be noted that I had told Rachel that I had hit my head on the Bathroom Vanity in the early hours of 30th September 2010 and 1 week later I was ROBBED of my media equipment and personal effects. I had hit my head due to the affects of medication as prescribed by the Ryde Community Team.

The C.T.O. runs out on 13 November 2010 and Editor Victor P Taffa has new medical appointments with Dr. Furner arranged and continues on prescribed medication as we speak.

As with the 20 March 2010 South Australia and Tasmania State Elections the Labor Party engaged in dirty games against Editor Victor P Taffa even though the name of Victor P Taffa did not appear on any Ballot Paper for those State Elections.

Quite clearly the Labor Party is so worried that it may lose the Victoria State Election on 27 November 2010 that every attempt is being made to stop Editor Victor P Taffa from engaging in normal duties as a Qualified Journalist in a Democracy.

The manner and operation in which the Ryde Community Mental Health Service has conducted itself is beyond the pale and has absolutely nothing to do with patient care.

Clearly it would seem that the New South Wales Minister for Health Carmel Tebbutt is more concerned about saving her Seat of Marrickville at the 2011 State Election than improving the Health and Welfare of New South Wales Patients.

Given the bizarre approach of the Ryde Community Team Editor Victor P Taffa will be seeking legal advice.

Given what has occurred during 2010 Health Minister Carmel Tebbutt should resign.

Mental Health Review Tribunal Letter

Mental Health Review Tribunal Letter