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Police launch probe into “horrific” abuse of patients by staff at care facility

Police launch probe into “horrific” abuse of patients by staff at care facility BMJ 2019;365:l2329 doi: 10.1136/bmj.l2329 (Published 23 May 2019) Page 1 of 1 News NEWS Police launch probe into “horrific” abuse of patients by staff at care facility Gareth Iacobucci The BMJ A police investigation has been launched after an undercover Cygnet, the care provider that runs the unit, pledged to cooperate investigation by BBC Panorama showed adults with learning fully with the police investigation after saying it was “shocked disabilities and autism being abused by staff at a specialist and deeply saddened” by the footage. hospital in the north east of England. Ivan Camphor, chair of the BMA’s community care, said the The footage screened on 22 May showed patients being mocked, actions of staff at the facility was “cruel, vindictive, and nothing intimidated, and restrained by staff at Whorlton Hall, a private short of abusive to patients.” secure hospital in County Durham that provides NHS funded “There is no place for people like this in the health or social care. care workforce, and there has to be more robust national Sixteen care workers at the facility have subsequently been regulation, training, monitoring, and regular assessments for suspended and police are now investigating the abuse, which care staff, to http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The BMJ British Medical Journal

Police launch probe into “horrific” abuse of patients by staff at care facility

The BMJ , Volume 365 – May 23, 2019

Police launch probe into “horrific” abuse of patients by staff at care facility

The BMJ , Volume 365 – May 23, 2019

Abstract

BMJ 2019;365:l2329 doi: 10.1136/bmj.l2329 (Published 23 May 2019) Page 1 of 1 News NEWS Police launch probe into “horrific” abuse of patients by staff at care facility Gareth Iacobucci The BMJ A police investigation has been launched after an undercover Cygnet, the care provider that runs the unit, pledged to cooperate investigation by BBC Panorama showed adults with learning fully with the police investigation after saying it was “shocked disabilities and autism being abused by staff at a specialist and deeply saddened” by the footage. hospital in the north east of England. Ivan Camphor, chair of the BMA’s community care, said the The footage screened on 22 May showed patients being mocked, actions of staff at the facility was “cruel, vindictive, and nothing intimidated, and restrained by staff at Whorlton Hall, a private short of abusive to patients.” secure hospital in County Durham that provides NHS funded “There is no place for people like this in the health or social care. care workforce, and there has to be more robust national Sixteen care workers at the facility have subsequently been regulation, training, monitoring, and regular assessments for suspended and police are now investigating the abuse, which care staff, to

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British Medical Journal
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0959-8154
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1756-1833
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10.1136/bmj.l2329
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Abstract

BMJ 2019;365:l2329 doi: 10.1136/bmj.l2329 (Published 23 May 2019) Page 1 of 1 News NEWS Police launch probe into “horrific” abuse of patients by staff at care facility Gareth Iacobucci The BMJ A police investigation has been launched after an undercover Cygnet, the care provider that runs the unit, pledged to cooperate investigation by BBC Panorama showed adults with learning fully with the police investigation after saying it was “shocked disabilities and autism being abused by staff at a specialist and deeply saddened” by the footage. hospital in the north east of England. Ivan Camphor, chair of the BMA’s community care, said the The footage screened on 22 May showed patients being mocked, actions of staff at the facility was “cruel, vindictive, and nothing intimidated, and restrained by staff at Whorlton Hall, a private short of abusive to patients.” secure hospital in County Durham that provides NHS funded “There is no place for people like this in the health or social care. care workforce, and there has to be more robust national Sixteen care workers at the facility have subsequently been regulation, training, monitoring, and regular assessments for suspended and police are now investigating the abuse, which care staff, to

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The BMJBritish Medical Journal

Published: May 23, 2019

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