Task B assignment 204 & Task D of the ERR Report 1 – Winterbourne View Failure Winterbourne View was a 24 bed hospital registered to provide assessment, treatment and rehabilitation to people with learning difficulties and autism. The establishment was closed in June 2011 after an undercover BBC journalist got a job at the hospital and using a hidden camera documented extraordinary failures within the establishment. The hospital went under serious review by South Gloucester safeguarding adults board, the police and Care Quality Commission, in addition the government set up its own review led by the department of health. On the 31st May 2011 BBC Panorama aired their secretly filmed documentary which revealed the frequent, serious failures at Winterbourne View. The documentary provided clear evidence of the bullying and mental and physical abuse of patients from members of staff at the hospital.
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
These patients, many of whom were vulnerable and unable to convey their mistreatment to others outside of the hospital such as the Police, Social Services or the Care Quality Commission (CQC). One senior nurse reported his concerns to the Castlebeck View management then with the South Gloucestershire Adult Safeguarding Team and finally the CQC but his complaint was not taken up by any organization. Later the same nurse decided to highlight the ongoing abuse to the BBC who began an undercover investigation/exposé at the hospital using a reporter and hidden cameras to record the events. The undercover footage showed that the staff would often assault and even use chairs to restrain patients. One patient was repeatedly poked in the eyes.
eWinterbourne View was a hospital in Bristol that treated people with leaning difficulties and autism. Terry Bryan , a 35 year experienced nurse turned to the BBC Panorama programme after his complaints to the management and The CQC were ignored. An undercover reporter took a job there as a support worker, first he had training to show him how to reduce the chance of them getting violent and posing a risk to themselves. The message was all other options should be explored before resorting to holding someone down. During the reporters first days there he found that some of the staff ,as a first resort restrained the patients.
ASSIGNMENT 204 - TASK B – RESEARCH AND ACCOUNT IDENTIFY TWO REPORTS ON SERIOUS FAILURES TO PROTECT INDIVIDUALS ON ABUSE. WRITE AN ACCOUNT THAT DESCRIBES THE UNSAFE PRACTICES IN THE REVIEWS. REPORT 1 Concerns at Winterbourne View Hospital first came to light after a charge nurse raised the issues with the hospital in October 2010 and his allegations were passed on to the local authority, South Gloucestershire council, in its capacity as lead safeguarding agency and then relayed to the CQC in December 2010 but nothing was done. In May 2011 the BBC released undercover footage about the appalling way vulnerable residents at Winterbourne View Hospital were being treated, once the footage was released it came into light that the owners of Winterbourne View, health regulators, local health services and the police had failed to act upon increasing warning signs. On the 18TH June 2011 the CQC published its findings following an inspection of services provided at Winterbourne View.
Murphy locked one woman in a cupboard. The Venerable adults were not able to stand up to those who abused them. Both support workers created an intimidating atmosphere. It was only when the staff left in 2007 that allegations were made about the mistreatment of patients B.Winterbourne View. was a care home registered to Castlebeck Care Ltd a report by CQC had found that they had failed to ensure that people living at Winterbourne View were adequately protected from risk, including the risks of unsafe practices by its own staff.
TASK D Ipswich Hospital Criticised for Care of the Elderly In March 2011 Ipswich Hospital was visited by the Care Quality Commission. They reported that they had some “moderate Concerns” about the care provided by staff in two particular wards, for the elderly at the hospital. One of the areas of concern by the CQC was regarding “respecting and involving people who use services” They noted that patients names were on display on boards, so all visitors were able to see every patients details. It also stated that the elderly on the 2 wards were toileted on a commode in their bed area and not taken to a bathroom area. Patients were not given the option to get dressed, and that they were left in nightwear all day.
Task D Jill Forrest Winterbourne View Winterbourne View was a private hospital/assessment unit for adults with severe learning disabilities in South Gloucestershire. It was owned and operated by a group called Castlebeck. Winterbourne view came to the attention of the public in 2011 when BBC Panorama showed an undercover investigation into alleged cases of abuse. A senior nurse who worked at Winterbourne had raised concerns of abuse with the management, local council and CQC several times but they weren’t investigated so made the decision to approach the BBC Panorama team. Panorama sent in Joe Casey to investigate as a newly appointed support worker and with the use of hidden cameras was able to expose all the physical and psychological
The trial court found that it was not, and granted the defendant summary judgment. In this case, John Marhshall was not the proximate cause of the death because Mr. Smith was experiencing psychosis symptoms prior to his death. The other sypmtoms he experienced were only reported to his roomate and not the nurse, therefore the nurse had no idea he was experiencing such issues. Hence, the nurse or the hospital was not the proximate cause of his suicide and may have resulted from several other factors. IV.
Winterbourne View - abuse uncovered. Winterbourne View is a privately owned hospital run by Castlebeck in Bristol. Winterbourne view was opened in 2006 a 24 bed facility, housing people with severe learning disabilities. In 2011 a former employee of Winterbourne View went to the BBC with his concerns after his complaints to the Castlebeck owner and CQC were ignored. BBC panorama reporter went undercover and filmed shocking footage for 5 weeks.