One senior nurse reported his concerns to the management at winterbourne view and to CQC, but his compliant was not taken up. The second report of serious failure to protect individuals from abuse is the abuse that took place the Hillcroft nursing home. The abuse took place from may 2010 to September 2011 at Hillcroft nursing home in Slyne-with-Hest near Lancaster. Four care workers have been sentenced for abusing elderly residents. The offence is related to eight victims, seven men and one woman all aged in their 70s or 80s, with the eldest aged 85.
The report concludes that there was a systemic failure to protect people or to investigate allegations of abuse. The provider had failed in its legal duty to notify the Care Quality Commission of serious incidents including injuries to patients or occasions when they had gone missing. Inspectors said that staff did not appear to understand the needs of the people in their care, adults with learning disabilities, complex needs and challenging behavior. People who had no background in care services had been recruited, references were not always checked and staff were not trained or supervised properly. Some staff were too ready to use
The malpractice has been documented by an undercover cameraman and broadcast on the BBC's Panorama Avon and Somerset Police were criticised for not informing South Gloucestershire Adult Safeguarding of all their contacts with the hospital as after 29 calls and nine incidents over a period of nearly three years relating to Winterbourne View, and agreed a pattern should have been noticed.However, investigating officers had "overly relied on people perceived as professionals and experts in their field" at the hospital, for information David Behan, chief executive of the Care Quality Commission, said: "There is much for all the organisations involved with Winterbourne View to consider in Margaret Flynn's thorough and comprehensive report. Dr Gabriel Scally, who chaired the NHS review panel, said that even though lots of different people knew bits of what was going on, nobody put it all together and did anything about it. Anne Milton, parliamentary under-secretary of state for public health, said primary care trusts had spent money "recklessly" putting patients in Winterbourne View. A spokesman of the hospital's owners, Castlebeck Care Ltd, said significant changes had been made within their organisation that included extensive changes to board membership, all new operations structures, strengthened clinical governance and increased staff training and development. "Importantly, we are
Ethical Case Analysis Jelesia Brunson HUS 221-102 Identify the problem: Rosalind B. Vinson was the social worker of the patient M.L. before she was terminated under her own circumstances in 2008. Shortly after her termination she visited M.L. at her home on several occasions, borrowing loans for the amount of $1,150.00 from the patient. The first loan was on January 23, 2008 in the amount of $1, 00.00 and the second one took place on April 11, 2008 in the amount of $150.00.
Identify two reports on serious failures to protect individuals from abuse. Write an account that describes the unsafe practices in the reviews. 1. For this account I am going to refer to the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) review of Castlebeck Care after the publicised scandal of patients suffering abuse at one of their care homes; Winterbourne View hospital. ‘The CQC report on Winterbourne View found owners Castlebeck Care had failed to ensure residents living at the unit were adequately protected from risk, including the risks of unsafe practices by its own staff.’ [www.bbc.co.uk] This review outlined the unsafe practices as well as recommendations it has to Castlebeck.
Other care workers were also allegedly caught on film mistreating Mrs Worroll, though they are not said to have physically assaulted her. Police and Camden Council have launched separate inquiries into the claims which a local councillor described as "very disturbing". A 30-year-old care worker has been arrested by police and four others have been suspended after officials viewed the camera footage. 1.3 Describe how issues of public concern have altered public views of the sector She has been moved to another care home , where they have CCTV. 1.4 Describe recent changes in service delivery which have affected own area of work Councilor Patricia Callaghan of Camden council said: "The
may include the failure to provide sufficient supervision, nourishment, or medical care, or the failure to fulfil the venerable adults day to day needs. 1.2 Identify signs/symptoms associated with each type of abuse Physical, cuts bruises Sexual, pain, bruising genital discharge or uti’s Emotional bed wetting lack of communication skills depression. Financial abuse Depression lack of money, going without food because they can’t afford it. Institutional Not being changed or going to the toilet regular. due to lack of staff or training within the care home.
Regarding the second service user reporting money being stolen, the Social Worker failed to hold a strategy meeting until August 4th when the first report had been made on July 14th and did not invite the police to this meeting, which she had been asked to do by her Manager. The carer, who was suspected of stealing from the service user, was not immediately suspended and the Social Worker agreed to reinstate the carer before an investigation had been completed. The lack of proper record keeping is substantially important, because if the records had been complete and acted upon in due time, this would have minimised the risk of financial abuse by each suspected carer immediately. In each instance where crime is suspected, the police should be informed within 24 hours
After that sad experience, the only people there to comfort her were her family and her best friend An-Yi. She couldn’t take it any more but she just had to live with it. During the past years, communism got worse. Red Guards began searching people houses for any one of the four olds. They searched Ji-Li’s house twice.
The Legal & Ethical Parameters of the Professional Nursing Practice A Brisbane Nurse has recently been banned from registration for four years due to his sexual relationship with a patient after the cessation of their therapeutic relationship. The nurse had also been found to have removed the patient’s identification bracelet from the hospital which contained confidential information. It was deemed by The Nurses and Midwifery Board of Australia that there had been enough cause to seek discipline action. For many people this would seem to be a drastic discipline measure, but the Nursing Profession is bound by legal and ethical parameters of professional practice designed to support patient’s rights and safe guard the community from having care by unqualified health professionals. In this case there was a breach of trust, confidentiality and the Code of Conduct for the Nursing Profession.