Hospital's owners Castlebeck, apologised and suspended 13 employees. NHS South West said it was "appalled" and the Care Quality Commission said there was an "unforgivable error of judgement" in not investigating earlier abuse claims. Hillcroft Care Home, Lancashire - Research In October 2012 six care workers were arrested in connection with abuse in Hillcroft Care Home near Lancashire. The police were called into the home of May that year, after a complaint from staff. Five nurses and one matron
The Care Quality Commission director of operations Amanda Sherlock explained that once the investigation had been followed, it was clear the abuse in Winterbourne View was far worse than they were warned. Once the Chief Executive of Castle beck’s Lee Reed read this report he responded to the Care Quality Commission which read “we are truly sorry for the failures which led to the terrible mistreatment suffered by patients at Winterbourne View. As soon as the company was made aware of the appalling misconduct of staff at Winterbourne View, we alerted the police and other relevant authorities”. Winterbourne View was officially closed down in June 2012. Another story brought to my attention was Baby P was failed by police, social workers and lawyers.
Daniel Pelka; The four-year-old boy who was starved and beaten to death in March 2012 by his mother and step father. Winterbourne View; The abuse of patients in a Bristol hospital for people diagnosed with Learning Disabilities, Autism and Mental Health issues. I have chosen Winterbourne view for my assignment as at that time I myself had just begun a career in Health care and watched the programme from a carer’s point of view. In 2011, the BBC’s Panorama investigation brought to the public’s attention the prolonged and sustained physical and psychological abuse by some Winterbourne View staff towards their patients. 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).
Assignment 205 task B The first report of serious failure to protect individuals from abuse. Is the winterbourne case, The winterbourne view hospital abuse took place at winterbourne view, a private hospital at hambrook, south Gloucestershire England. A BBC panorama investigation on the television in 2011, exposed the physical and psychological abuse suffered by people with learning disabilities and autism at the hospital. Local social services and the English national regulator (CQC) had received various warnings but the mistreatment continued. One senior nurse reported his concerns to the management at winterbourne view and to CQC, but his compliant was not taken up.
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.
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.
Task D Presentation of report The care staff of Winterbourne View unit, in Hambrook, near Bristol, has developed culture of abuse that prevailed despite tip-offs and repeated inspections. It’s been documented how staff pinned residents to the floor and forced one into the shower fully dressed and then outside until she shook from cold. Residents were slapped and taunted, and one was teased about a suicide attempt. Experts told the programme what they had seen amounted to "torture". 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.
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
Research on reports and concerns on failures to protect vulnerable adults from abuse… Winterbourne View hospital abuse A private hospital in Hambrook in England operated by Castleback was physically and psychologically abusing people with learning disabilities. The 24 bed hospital was providing assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for people with learning disabilities and autism. Thanks to hidden camera was this dreadful hospital shut and all 11 staff members who abused patients were sentenced for criminal acts. 6 have been sent into the prison. Abuse: An undercover reporter recorded secret footage of patients being abused by carers.
BBC panorama reporter went undercover and filmed shocking footage for 5 weeks. Patients at Winterbourne View were being abused on a daily basis by support workers. The abuse given would be mentally and physically. The abuse that occur were being drenched in water, left for cold and shriving outside. Giving cold punishment showers while fully clothed, slapping patients and pinning them under chairs to restrain them.