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Yet another UK Hospital scandal

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"Evidence of abusive treatment of disabled people has been captured by secret filming for BBC Panorama, in an echo of the Winterbourne View scandal eight years ago.

"An undercover reporter employed as a care worker filmed colleagues taunting, provoking, intimidating and repeatedly restraining patients with learning disabilities or autism at the private Whorlton Hall hospital near Barnard Castle, County Durham."

Full report at the UK Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/may/22/secret-filming-whorlton-hall-bbc-panorama-abuse-of-disabled-and-autistic-patients

At the BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-48367071

At the UK Independent: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/whorlton-hall-nhs-cygnet-abuse-learning-disabilities-staff-threat-private-a8925841.html

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Yep, another care home with supposedly qualified staff who do not give a damn about the people they are being paid to look after and have gone into jobs purely because its a job.

I have seen it first hand, the 'qualified' nurses did not care about the residents and  the carers were underpaid, over worked and some took it out on the residents. 

I have also seen down right racism from the African nurses  towards european and asian residents.

Yes! Everything was reported and the care home has closed down. I did report what i saw, along with 4  carers and one who was 'warned' if she said anything by 2 nurses.

But prior to it being closed the nurses were only moved out, not sacked, a new manager was brought in and the old one relieved of her duties, 2 carers where sacked, so in the run up to the closure they got rid of the major culprits. When the place closed they said it was due to an old building which would cost too much to update, that was partially true, but the abusers got away with what they did. 

There was a toilet system where once they all had their breakfast, they were lined up to go to the toilet. Whether they wanted to or not and i saw a carer shout at one that she had to go, that was the last straw for me!!

I know not all care homes are like that, but the blame is on the staff who are doing those horrendous things and to the people employing them.

All the people who employ them should be investigated.

 

 

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6 hours ago, freetoroam said:

All the people who employ them should be investigated.

"Whorlton Hall hospital had at least 100 visits by official agencies in the year before abuse of inpatients there was discovered, the BBC has learned.

"Inspectors, council officials and NHS staff all visited the County Durham unit - sometimes in teams of two or three over the course of several days.

"But the scale of mistreatment of people there with learning disabilities and autism was not spotted."

Full report at the BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-48388430

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Whorlton Hall: Ten arrested over abuse allegations

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-48400861

 

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