This is a true story of ordinary people showing extraordinary determination and courage in the face of adversity. It is an unconventional, honest and deeply personal attempt to bring what has been hidden into the light for all to see. Alison was a vulnerable mentally ill patient taken advantage of by an older male nurse.
She became pregnant and a crisis abortion was arranged by staff at the mental health hospital. Alison took her life on what would have been her child's third birthday. Though the names are known, no one has ever been held accountable for the crimes committed against her. Alison and her family have been lied to and failed by the NHS, the Police and Crown Prosecution Service.
While this book pays tribute to the many leaderless heroes on the frontline of health services, it is scathing about the lack of honesty and integrity in their leaders and managers. This is a story of the abuse of power, the hiding of wrongdoing, and a quest for truth, accountability and justice that is not yet over.