‘Traumatised’ autistic man restrained for 11 hours | DisabledGo News and Blog


The mother of a man with autism who was restrained by as many as nine members of staff for 11 hours at a private hospital in Birmingham has said her son has been left “traumatised”. Jill Nasralla told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire she had not received an apology after the incident involving her son Adam, then 20, at Wast Hills. He has now been given an out-of-court settlement by the hospital and police. The hospital said patient welfare was its “number one priority”. ‘Absolutely terrified’ Ms Nasralla said her son’s behaviour had “deteriorated” since he was moved to the hospital at the age of 19, and that the hospital had removed her son’s autism diagnosis without her knowledge. In March 2014, after being restrained at the hospital Mr Nasralla was handcuffed, placed in a spit hood and detained in a police cell where restraints continued to be used, with no solicitor or appropriate adult allowed to visit him. His mother explained: “One weekend he went into absolute crisis. I got a call

Source: ‘Traumatised’ autistic man restrained for 11 hours | DisabledGo News and Blog

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