Dr Ivor Browne, says he has been seeking out the names of bank staff responsible for the pressure his patients are under before issuing them with the formal notice.
Dr Browne, former chief psychiatrist of the Eastern Health Board, said the action is “making waves” in favour of patients who can no longer cope with mounting pressure.
“I am hearing people who are being hassled and who are being threatened that their homes will be repossessed,” Dr Browne said.
“I am writing letters to the banks holding them personally responsible if this man commits suicide.”
“Unless you can make them take personal responsibility, it is very difficult to get at them,” he said.
“I would write to the individual who would seem to be implicated. The name that I can get,” he explained, adding “I think it is making waves in the background”.
In a call to other health professionals who are treating people in similar circumstances, Dr Browne said these exceptional times called for direct action: “I am there to try to help in whatever way I can, and if there is something or someone that is clearly putting unfair pressure on patients, then I think that you have to address that.”
A move by health professionals who are concerned about the welfare of their patients could lead banks to rethink their debt-collection strategy – for fear of future lawsuits………………
full article at source: http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/top-prof-tells-the-banks-ill-blame-you-for-suicides-29418331.html
I completely concur, I have stated that I believe these Bank staff are personally responsible for hundreds of deaths and it is about time the names of these staff be published. Machholz blog to-day invites all who are been put under unreasonable pleasure by lackeys from the banks to send in the names and we will publish these servants of the faceless moneymen who have been bailed out themselves and are now expecting to squeeze blood out of the very people who bailed them out! We the people own these toxic cess-pits and we do not have to pay any more blood money. We as a Nation must stand together and support each other and stand together. We the people have allready paid the Banks !I say, Name and shame these Bank thugs !. Stop paying them! I propose you record every encounter you have with these blood suckers and we at Machholz blog will post any and every encounter with the banking staff from any distressed citizen in the country !
These collaborators must be made see their actions are directly responsible for the deaths of real people and this action will not go un noticed ,Once named and shamed Machholz blog will be calling on all citizens to boycott any and all these collaborators !The political elite in this country have thrown is citizens to the wolves’ in the Banks and it is up to every citizen to stand by their neighbours and friends in an act of communal spirit we the Irish were world famous for. So Turn off your TV sets and get you collective backsides of the couches’ and get out there and lend a hand to a Neighbour in need!
We must stand up to these bullies now!