Many have been following the issues of those with IDD who have been dropped off and abandoned by their group homes into the hospitals. This is not a new issue but one that has finally been acknowledged as happening. We need a solution – NOW
Recently, Keven, our 26 year old friend has been “on hold” in the Emergency room at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Bellingham, WA. I sent an online complaint to the Washington DD Ombudsman and maybe the more complaints they receive, the better the chance at a positive solution – not only for Kevin but for others.
Here is the information that I submitted on my complaint – feel free to submit your own complaint regarding the issues that are happening. DD Ombuds complaint submitted May 6 2019
Today, Kevin’s mom informed me of the following information she received:
This afternoon after visiting Kevin at St. Joseph Hospital, I was told that if he attempts to leave the unit (SECU).
.. they will let him leave the hospital and 911 will be called.
When is this nightmare going end??