Winterbourne View abuse detailed in shocking reporthttp://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/uk-news/2012/08/07/winterbourne-view-abuse-detailed-in-shocking-report-100252-31568543/2/
THE shocking catalogue of abuse at a care home at the centre of a TV investigation was laid bare today in a damning report.
The owners of Winterbourne View, health regulators, local health
services and police were all criticised for failing to act on increasing
warning signs of institutional abuse by staff at the care home.
The 150-page report by independent expert Margaret Flynn details
hundreds of incidents of restraint and dozens of assaults on patients at
the private hospital at Hambrook, South Gloucestershire.
Winterbourne View was exposed by BBC1’s Panorama last year when an
undercover reporter recorded secret footage of patients being abused by
The video appeared to show vulnerable residents being pinned down, slapped, doused in water and taunted.
The footage of the terrible treatment of residents caused a national scandal.
Since the allegations were first broadcast, the home’s owner,
Castlebeck, has closed Winterbourne View and two other residential homes
following concerns raised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Yesterday Michael Ezenagu, 29, became the eleventh member of staff
at Winterbourne View to admit offences relating to the ill-treatment of
patients. They will all be sentenced at Bristol Crown Court at a later
Today’s report was published as campaigners warned that another care
home scandal like Winterbourne View could happen again unless the
Government takes action.
Mencap and the Challenging Behaviour Foundation warned that moving
people hundreds of miles away from their families increased the risk of
abuse taking place.
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