Monday, October 15, 2018

Garth Daniels - Two Decades On 1996 -2016

A case in History

In April 2008, an Australian Supreme Court Judge Bongiorno in a terrorist trial over mistreatment of prisoners inside the maximum security Acacia Unit, about 60 kilometetres from Melbourne, noted that the defendants had been kept locked in individual cells for up to 23 hours a day, with severe restrictions on receiving visitors....

Judge Bongiorno in relation to these prisoners confinement summed up the testimony of Dr.Douglas Bell, a government forensic psychiatrist, in these terms:

 "Dr. Bell considered that in the circumstances of the applicants it is more likely than not that an ordinary person would experience significant psychological and emotional difficulties. These difficulties are likely to have a significant effect on the applicants' ability to concentrate or to remember things from day to day or week to week... He considered that...would be likely to impact to a significant extent on the cognitive mental functions..."

Consequently, Judge Bongiorno required the authorities to carry out a list of alterations which included 10 out-of-cell hours per day when the inmates were not attending court.

Garth Daniels is not a convicted  terrorist... Garth Daniels is not a rapist... Garth Daniels is not a murderer... Garth Daniels is nothing of the sort... Where should Garth Daniels be other than home?    

19 May 2016 - A new era begins for Garth and his family in from the abuse of  arbitrary detention and  systemic torture of isolation electric shock and over prescription of Pharmaceutical drugs outside of the manufacturers recommendations...

On the Brisbane Explorer 2016
Recommended by his Australian  private psychiatrist in Queensland as good therapy

Indooroopilly /Taringa exploring the river walks with mum
Brisbane 2016  

A walk with mum Taringa  to Toowong 2016

The Queensland Saga begins 2016:

 The psychiatric Wards of the RBWH Brisbane 2016

The Little Known Facts

Why was Garth Daniels administered Clozapine against his wishes and under duress and despite assurances by QCAT that Garths EPOA and Guardian should remains as such with QCAT rejecting the application of the Metro-North Hospital Administration from acquiring Guardianship and Trusteeship of Garth Daniels affairs". 

Perhaps the answer may be found a decade earlier while being treated under Eastern Health ( Maroondah and Box Hill Hospitals), Monash Health, Southern Health (Dandenong),  Peninsula Health (Frankston Hospital),Bayside Health, Thomas Embling Forensic Facility( Melbourne)and  Austin Health.

A project was set up to monitor for clozapine induced myocarditis with controls set up in the mid 1990's through to January 2010.  

"Approval for the study was obtained from the Human Research Ethics Committees of the following institutions and health services: Monash University, Austin Health, Barwon Health, Bayside Health, Bendigo Health, Department of Human Services, Department of Justice, Eastern Health, Mercy Health, North Western Mental Health, Peninsula Health, St. Vincent's Health, Southern Health ( all from Victoria): North Sydney Central Coast Health, Sydney South West Area Health Service ( Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Zone) ( from New South Wales); and Prince Charles Hospital ( from Queensland).  [emphasis added] 
The approvals covered access to medical records without patient consent.  In addition, an Access Agreement was signed with the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine for access to the National Coroner's Information Service data base and a Deed of Confidentiality and Conflict of Interest with the Therapeutic Goods Administration for access to original case reports".

" A new monitoring protocol for clozapine-induced myocarditis based on an analysis of 75 cases and 94 controls".Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry 2011.

The contemporaneous notes records Garth Daniels has had more than twenty-seven admissions (27) to various hospitals in Victoria.  Moving a patient form one hospital to another for audit purposes may of course be appropriate to regard a transfer as an admission, when in fact it was merely a mechanism for moving a patient perhaps to mask the perception that things were not as good as such wording as admission and discharge would have on hospital management audits. 

Garths transfer from the Royal Brisbane and Woman's Hospital (RBWH) to The Princess Charles Hospital (TPCH)  may of course be considered purely incidental.   But, it raises the question that why after twenty-two months of treatment it appears the chief psychiatrist of Queensland, Dr.John  Reilly considers that Garth Daniels needs would better be served being locked up twenty-three hours per day in isolation.

Is the Chief Psychiatrist Dr. John Reilly from the Northern Territory perhaps forgetting that the State of Queensland does have a judicial process.  So, it is not expedient to simply ignore the declaration of a Supreme Court Justice - that is ignoring the declaration  and merely directing that Garth Daniels be removed from TPCH by police and transported to the Park Wacol, a Mental Health High Security Inpatient Services(sic) facility for its rehabilitation, education and research!

Since the transition visits by parents have been limited on the basis that Garth Daniels is to unwell to be visited by parents.  The plow to prevent Garths EPOA from visiting Garth fell in a heap when the staff declared that Bernard Daniels spoke to his son in a foreign language and that was not permitted.  Bernard Daniels was escorted off the premises by security.  However, on learning that Garth Daniels spoke no language other than English there was no other recourse than to re-admit Bernard Daniels onto the premises - But, now its promulgated that Garth Daniels remains too unwell for visits by his parents!!!! 

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Garth Daniels -argumentum ad hominem

Ad hominem - an attack upon an opponent to discredit their argument or opinion - [appealing to emotion and prejudice rather than logic or reason directed against a person, rather than the position they are maintaining...]Merriam-Webster 

So it is, that Garth Daniels dad was accused of speaking a foreign language to his son during a visit at the Park-Wacol Mental Health Teaching, Research and Education precinct (a mental hell prison).  The consequences of that allegation is that Garths dad was removed from the precinct at the instruction of a charge nurse by security officers. 

A compliant was lodged with the Clinical Director Dr. Angela Voita which remained unanswered... But, at a scheduled family meeting on the Thursday of that week Garths dad was informed that he would no longer be permitted to visit his son... however, Garths mother would be permitted continued visiting rights.  Of course, what was not realized by these "white-coats" is that Garth does not speak a foreign language having  as a four year old with his parents entered Australia in January 1979.

What followed was a letter from Dr. Terry Stedman,Clinical Director, Service, Development and Performance (sic), West Moreton Hospital and Health Services, Mental Health and Specialised Services...

Quote: "I refer to the discussion between you, Mrs Daniels and some representatives of the clinical team on 5 July at The Park Centre for Mental Health.  During this meeting, the clinical team raised concerns about your behaviour....which included threatening the life of the treating Psychiatrist and poking a Nurse in the chest while being verbally aggressive....
I would ask that you consider this letter and arrange to meet with representatives of the team to discuss how to proceed to resuming visits with your son." Unquote.

Meanwhile, the psychiatrist treating Garth who supported the allegations against Mr. Daniels senior   now appears to have gone on sabbatical leave, having informed the Daniels family that he would be away until August.  In the interim Mr. Daniels senior remains debarred from entering the secure facility. It is believed that Dr. Angela Voita is to be Garths treating psychiatrist as of Monday 16 July 2018.  
The circumstances giving raise to these allegations appear to be just that allegations, therefore, it seems highly unlikely that Mr. Daniels could meet with the treating team to discuss "how to proceed to resuming visits..." when he is not allowed into the facility to face the very team who have supported the allegations.  Argumentum ad hominem. 

Friday, June 8, 2018

Garth Daniels - at The Park - Wacol

"...waive any claims or rights which may lie against the Park
in respect of any loss or damage howsoever caused."
Nothing about patients?

Tuesday 5th June 2018 Garth Daniels (hand-cuffed )was taken by ambulance from the Park-Wacol escorted by police to the Emergency Department (ED) at the Ipswich Hospital.  There are no emergency facilities at the Parks-Wacol. 

The Daniels family were contacted by whom it is understood, is Garth Daniels treating and consultant psychiatrist at the Park-Wacol, Dr. Julian Dodemaide.  The parents were informed that Garth presented with medical problems serious enough for the psychiatric Registrar to make the call that Garth be taken to the Ipswich Hospital Emergency Department. 

It has been confirmed that Garth Daniels has been in isolation since being medicated by the on-call registrar on 19 May 2018.   The parents advise that they have only been permitted to visit Garth on two occasions so far.  This is due to the fact that Garth is not allowed visitors when in isolation. To date it is alleged that Garth has now been isolated continuously for 23 hours each day.  This no doubt the Daniels family find very disturbing. But wouldn't you if it were your son or daughter?

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Garth Daniels - and then came a spider


"United Nations General Assembly. Human Rights Council:

(The) United Nations treaty bodies have established that involuntary treatment and other psychiatric interventions in health-care are forms of torture and ill-treatment.  Forced interventions, often wrongfully justified by theories of incapacity and therapeutic necessity inconsistent with the Conventions on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), are legitimized under national laws, and may enjoy wide public support as being in the alleged "best interest" of the person concerned.  Nevertheless, to the extent that they inflict severe pain and suffering, they violate the absolute probation of torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment(A/63/175.paras.38,40,41)."

April 2018
a real coffee unlike what is provided within the Secure Mental Health Research Unit (SMHRU) at The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH). Despite the LCT Garth remained confined to the "cage" twenty-one hours within every twenty-four hour period.  Other than when Garth more recently was permitted to spend several hours at home with his parents.

Three hours of "bliss" freedom
 LCT from The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH)Secure Mental Health Research Unit (SMHRU) thanks to the treating consultant psychiatrist Dr. Natasha Laukens.

Garth at his favourite coffee shop in the shopping mall Chermside.
"Is this a risk to the community or self Dr. John Reilly?"

Reflection on health with his  mum 

 the ever enthusiastic photographer looking to capture a moment

Freedom!. "Is there anything violent here ? Does this not promote recovery?'"

LCT 2018
on campus leave with parents
LCT 2018
Off hospital grounds leave- a stroll in the Park Chermside.
"What! A threat to the community?"

LCT 2018
A walk through the Chermside Shopping Mall.
LCT 2018
Garths favourite past time, having a real brewed coffee
Roma Street Botanical Gardens Brisbane.
Where is the threat?


On 27 April 2018 the Chief Psychiatrist of Queensland Dr. John Reilly informed Garth that it was his opinion that continuing treatment at TPCH restricts treatment and rehabilitation opportunities that could promote Garths recovery.

Consequently, the Chief Psychiatrists DECIDED that the best place for Garth to receive treatment and care that would promote his recovery is at The Parks-High Security Inpatient Services(HSIS).  Dr. Reilly directed that Garth be transferred by 11 May 2018.

Allegations of assault by Garth against security while an inpatient at the Royal Brisbane and Woman's Hospital in September 2016 were referred to the Mental Health Court by the former Chief Psychiatrist Dr. John Allan, with further allegations against Garth when transferred on 8 November 2016 to the Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH) Secure Mental Health Research Unit (SMHRU) at Chermside.  

During the 8 and 9 March 2018 a hearing into Garth's capacity to stand in trial was heard in the Mental Health Supreme Court (MHSC) before His Hon.Justice Flanagan.  A decision was handed on 4 May 2018 with the directive that Garth be placed on a forensic order and that he be detained at TPCH.

Notwithstanding the directive of the presiding Supreme Court Judge Flanagan, Garth Daniels was transferred to the Parks-Wacol Centre High Inpatient Security Service(HSIS), as directed by the Chief Psychiatrist Dr. John  Reilly, contrary to the forensic order. 

It appears that the Chief Psychiatrist has jurisdiction to relocate patients irrespective of a judicial order.  Is this presumptive ? Perhaps its a question of Fact and Law which may have to be referred to the Supreme Court.  In the interim Garth Daniels remains an in-patient at The Parks-Wacol Centre.  

At the Parks-HSIS 7:00am Saturday 19 May 2018 it is alleged Garth told a staff member to "phuck-off" initiating a "code-black" and as a consequence Garth has been placed in solitary confinement.  Garth remains isolated 23 hours within every twenty-four hour cycle.

What a way to promote recovery?  What a web of deceit!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Garth Daniels - Subliminal Sapien

"...affecting the wise mind without being aware if it."

  medical discoveries or medical research - consent or coercion?

"...passivity or silent acquiescence on the part of the larger society allows the reality construction to spread into more and more spheres of political and social life until it is sufficiently anchored in law, custom and discourse to define what is right and wrong and what is permissible and what is not...."

Ronald D. Crelinsten ". The world of torture. A constructed reality. p.303. Theoretical Criminology .Sage Publications, London.2003.

 A word to the Australian government, extract of the submission 
around e-petition ENO360 2017
  • "Article 2(2) of the Convention Against Torture, states that "No exceptional circumstances whatsoever, whether a state of war or threat of war, internal political instability public emergency may be invoked as justification of torture." The UN Convention Against Torture prohibits the use of torture under any circumstances."

  • "The UN Principles of Medical Ethics relevant to the Role of Health Personnel, particularly Physicians, in the Protection of Prisoners and Detainees against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UN 1982) applies specifically to medical and other health workers".

  • "Why does the United Nations consider forced psychiatric drugging as inhuman, torture?                                                                                                                                                                        One of the answers exists in the nature of medication-induced effects, often called adverse drug reactions (ADRs'). Psychiatric(Mind Altering Drugs) MAD create a torturous state. As stated in the PI for temazapam "CNS and paradoxical reactions. As with other benzodiazepines and CNS active drugs, three idiosyncratic symptom clusters, which may overlap, have been described. Amnestic symptoms: anterograde amnesia with appropriate or inappropriate behavior; confusional states: disorientation, derealisation, depersonalization and/or  clouding of consciousness; and agitational states: sleep disturbances, restlessness, irritability, aggression and excitation."        This can be located on the TGA website                                                                                                                                                        
  • Benzodiazepine effects are comparable to the effects of torture described by Dr. Shmuel Vaknin- " Torture robs the victim of the most basic modes of relating to reality and thus, is the equivalent of cognitive death. Space and time are warped by sleep deprivation. The "self" (I) is shattered. The tortured have nothing familiar to hold on to: family, home, personal belongings, loved ones, language, name. Gradually, they lose their mental resilience and sense of freedom.  They feel alien-unable to communicate, to relate, attach, or empathize with others...Torture is about reprogramming the victim to succumb to alternative exegesis of the world, proffered by the abuser. It is an act of deep ,indelible, traumatic indoctrination"
...Cognizance of the aforementioned facts does not take much imagination to realize the effects of being isolated 21 hours each day.  No one to talk to except ones self and then to have that mono dialogue noted as a re-emergence of psychosis.  Then to comment that there are cameras watching one interpreted as further evidence of a psychotic episode, when in fact there are CAMERAS - watching every move- except of course when as a inpatient you are the one being assaulted.  How convenient that must be and then to find oneself labelled violent and treatment resistant.  Surely, if you find yourself labeled treatment resistance the question should be..."Why then are you treating me?".

After 23 months of ineffective treatment followed by a reduction of a mere 25mg from a 400mg intra-muscular injection allowed Garth to slowly emerge from his drugged state.  But, after 23 months it has been decided that Garth could be better treated in a Forensic facility.  What better way than to create a situation which would evoke a response sufficiently to be labelled "violent" and "aggressive"... create an illusion that Garth Daniels is the most violent patient.  No one has examined the iatrogenic effect of the over-prescription and replication of past pharmaceuticals.  However, the effects were sufficient to keep Garth in a perpetual state of deliria... to the extent Garth was labelled incapable of standing in trial.  Garth now finds himself a Forensic patient to be removed under the orders of the Chief psychiatrist of Queensland Dr.John Reilly,  to The Parks -Wacol.

At 8:45am Wednesday 9 May 2018 Garth was escorted from the caged environment at The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH) and disappeared before his parents who arrived minutes earlier did not even see Garth enter the police van.  The TPCH staff present would not permit the parents to see Garth as he had already entered the van.  Makes one wonder was Garth handcuffed?  The parents state that there were at least five policeman present and four hospital security personnel- all very polite and pleasant.  At this time of writing the family have not been able to contact Garth who is now in a High Security Inpatient Service (HSIS).. .Wacol located west of Brisbane which now serves as a prison and Secure Mental Health Research Unit (SMHRU).

So, after almost two years isolated at TPCH Garth's parents have been told that it is for Garth well-being to be in a less "a less restrictive" (sic)environment.  Deja Vu Thomas Embling...
"Join the movement that's powering medical discoveries right here..." albeit perhaps without informed consent ?

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Garth Daniels - Dejavu. Planet of the Apes 2017

"My life is my experience". Mahatma Gandhi

The rehabilitation enclosure at The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH) Chermside Queensland the stroke of a psychiatrist pen Garth Daniels was transferred from the Royal Brisbane & Womans Hospital (RBWH) for further rehabilitation.   Rehabilitation ?  To be subjected to further doses of clozapine which after four re-challenges "they"were forced to cease due to serious cardiac complications.  Complications which Garth Daniels and his allied person had apparently forewarned his" treating team". 

What followed was the continuation of polypharmacy and regurgitation of failed treatments which "they" term treatment resistant. What a pity, "they" declared, he was doing so good on clozapine!
They would have solved his "schizophrenia" but not bothered that he would in all likelihood have died of serious cardiac complications.  Wonder whether "they" would have declared job well done?   

Dr. Andrea Walker who was responsible for the administering of polypharmacy and clozapine  has since retired as the consultant psychiatrist at this rehabilitation unit.  But, as a result of those treatments initiated by Dr. Ravinder Sohal et al under the jurisdiction of the authorized psychiatrist Dr. John Allan at the RBWH and continued under the authority of A/Professor Gail Robertson at TPCH has resulted in Garth Daniels having to endure the vagaries of the iatrogenic effect of multiple drug prescriptions. 

A new consultant has been assigned to treat Garth Daniels... and after a series of regurgitation of failed treatments appears to have realized that there is no merit in polypharmacy.  There has been active engagement with the family which appears to have initiated a reduction in prescription  drugs with a concomitant recovery of Garth to clear consciousness.

Akathisia, defined as a medication induced effect in the DSM appears to have been lessened and is commensurate with a reduction in polypharmacy prescriptions resulting in an absence of  aggression and alleged violence...  Outbursts of anxious terror and fear of becoming toxic culminated in accusations of  violent behaviour  which now leaves Garth Daniels to face charges of indictable offences.

Who is the real victim?


Sunday, March 12, 2017

Garth Daniels - Emperical or Experimental - A Clozapine Saga

.Clozapine was banned in Finland in 1975.

"In Australia "Patient centred Care" is supported by the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights, the National Safety and Qualification Framework and a range of jurisdictional edicts.  In their own words it is  to be 'respectful of the preferences needs and values of patients'.  There is a clear and evident contravention of such a charter here as it relates to Garth Daniels. Garth's needs etc...were clearly and indisputably relegated to a charter of carelessness a mandate contravening both medicine and jurisprudence."

Flight from the State of Victoria, Australia:

Garth Daniels following his escape from the shocking regime of A/Prof.Paul Katz and his entourage of Dr.Jose Segal et al at Eastern Health and subsequently Dr. Anthony Cidoni of Monash Health; where in the Supreme Court at Melbourne Victoria the barristers for both health service providers informed the judge that Monash Health to which Garth had been transferred was now responsible for the treatment of Garth. 

Ironically, the psychiatrist Cidoni stated in open correspondence to Daniels senior that Monash Health(Dandenong Southern Health), merely provides the bed for Eastern Health patient Garth Daniels, but that the treatment regime is under the authority of Eastern Health.  Interestingly, in the Supreme Court Daniels senior advised the court that it appeared the lawyers were making medical decisions and the psychiatrists debating the legal issues.

However, Judge Keogh assured Mr. Daniels senior that the legal situation was as the barristers for both parties had indicated... Garth Daniels was now a patient of Dandenong ( Southern Health) Monash Health.  Mr. Glenn Floyd and Mr. Bernard Daniels appeared as Amicus Curiae with the permission of Judge Keogh as Garth Daniels was debarred by Dr.Anthony Cidoni from attending the court despite Garth having the previous day gone AWOL during an extended lunch break to lodge his affidavit with the Prothonatory in the Supreme Court.

The only certainty for Garth Daniels was that he was going to be given ElectroShocks until he agreed to taking clozapine.  It appeared likely that  psychiatrists Cidoni was going to proceed with its administration despite Garth and his medical power of attorney refusing consent.

Into the State of Queensland, Australia:

The euphoria for Garth was overwhelming knowing that he had been extricated from a system of abuse and torture.  Arriving in Queensland on 19 May 2016 an appointment was arranged by Garths POA to engage with a psychiatrist.  For a number of months it seemed that Garth had left the trauma behind and was well on the way to full recovery under treatment by the private psychiatrist.  Then in mid-August the trauma of what Garth had experienced saw him pre-occupied and his voluntarily admission to RBWH on the advice of his psychiatrist with a view to a period of rehabilitation and  towards self-management and possibly independent living.   There were a few hiccups along this path culminating in Garth voluntarily admitting to the Royal Brisbane and Womans Hospital about September 2016..... 

 The psychiatrists treating Garth Daniels in Queensland it appears regard sinus tachycardia as benign, myocarditis as extremely rare, elevated CK levels as irrelevant and of course pre-existing heart damage having no prognostic significance for cardiomyopathy

This MUST be the case as Garth has succumbed to all of the above... yet the treating psychiatrist continue to prescribe the drug which the cardiologist confirm may only be attributed to the prescribed drug... clozapine.  This conclusion is based upon the premise that since clozapine has been withheld from Garth Daniels the cardiac complications appear to have resolved.

In 2002 the Coronary Care Unit at Prince Charles Hospital, Chermside Queensland produced the following paper" Tachycardia's toll: tachycardia induced cardiomyopathy --  a case study.  In the abstract it is noted that Quote:"...sinus tachycardia is a  more unusual arrhythmia which can lead to serious heart damage or death." Unquote.

In 2010 the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Missouri School of Medicine Columbia Abstract indicates ... "tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy is caused by sustained rapid ventricular rates and is one of the well-known forms of reversible myocardial dysfunction".  It goes on to report that the diagnosis is usually made retrospectively after marked improvement in systolic function is noted following control of the heart rate. 

However, a New Zealand case series of clozapine associated myocarditis states that "Clozapine-associated myocarditis  most often occurs within 1-2 months of starting clozapine, but it may develop at any time while on the medicine, and can occur even at very low doses".

Garth Daniels was first administered clozapine under duress and had clozapine sprayed into his mouth via a syringe.  Garth's retaliation to this forced and coercive assault without consent resulted in Garth being charged under summons for assault against members of staff being security and nursing.  staff.  Since that initial dose of clozapine aka clopine in September 2016 Garth was kept in the high dependency ward at the Royal Brisbane and Womans Hospital (RBWH) until his transfer to the Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH) SMHRU (Secure Mental Health Rehabilitation Unit(sic) in November 2016..

Garth Daniels treatment was transferred from that of Dr. Ravinder Sohal, consultant psychiatrist and  registrar Dr. Chris May of RBWH to that of Dr. Andrea Walker, consultant psychiatrists at the SMHRU. What followed was a series of complex cardiac complications and confirmation that clozapine was more than likely the causative agent.  This was confirmed by the chief cardiologist at TPCH.

Dr. Andrea Walker has since left SMHRU and her position replaced by another psychiatrist Dr. Natasha Laukens.  In the meantime Garth's freedom has been denied on the basis he has deteriorated... on the prescription of polypharmacy and clozapine which has now culminated in Garth's further detention incarcerated contrary to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.  

Clozapine aka clopine has been ceased due to cardiac complications culminating in the resurgence of failed treatments, including polypharmacy.