Winterbourne View abuse (May 2011) – undercover investigation by the BBC: It revealed criminal abuse by staff of patients at Winterbourne View Hospital near Bristol. Residents with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour were exposed to physical and psychological abuse. It was reported that staff assaulted patients, restraining under the chairs and giving cold punishment showers, left outside in cold weather, were poking resident in the eyes and pouring mouthwash into another’s eyes, patients’ hair were pulled and medication forced into their mouths. It was a failure at any
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).
Victoria had been racially abused by a white patient, staff had tried their best to move her off the ward, and this has made akinyemi very annoyed and angry. After this many nurses covered her mouth and blind folded her for 20 minutes, in result to this Victoria then died of asphyxiation. Adding on to this her family was not informed about her death for 4 days. In June 2012, an inquest came to a result of ‘unintentional death’. The coroner made suggestions to improve practices.
You could be a what society calls it a Goth and you could be in a sexual hospital and the nurse seeing you has to accept how you present yourself and respect your individuality. (1) Discrimination could lead to the individual or group not wanting or not knowing the services provide for them, restricting their opportunities. A nurse might have forgotten or done intentionally not told the health and social care user about the services that they can use this is called restricted
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.
I have chosen for this task, to highlight a recent issue of abuse of elderly residents at 'The Old Deanery' care village in Braintree, Essex. The old Deanery is a 93 bed care home and specialises in the needs of elderly residents with dementia and persons requiring specialist nursing care A BBC panorama documentary, broadcast in April 2014, drew attention to the plight of elderly residents, living at the Old Deanery, being subjected to abuse. Hidden cameras recorded patients being verbally and physically abused. In addition to this, patients basic needs, such as toileting and personal care, were found to have been neglected by care staff. As a result of this documentary, in July 2014, one staff member was immediately dismissed and seven people supsended and in August, three carers appeared in court charged with assaulting and neglecting elderly residents.
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.
The Neighborhood: Negligence Article in Newspaper In Season 3, Episode 7 of the Neighborhood, the Neighborhood newspaper reported that a 62-year old patient at Neighborhood Hospital had the wrong leg amputated. The newspaper referred to this tragic incident as “negligence” and mentioned “complaints of poor treatment, union problems, and nursing shortages,” implying that these may have attributed to the cause of the error (The Neighborhood, 2008-2014). This paper will discuss the differences between negligence, gross negligence, and malpractice, as well as the impact these issues have on ethics and the documentation necessary to satisfy legal requirements. Categories of Negligence Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., the great Supreme Court Justice, wrote, “Even a dog distinguishes between being stumbled over and being kicked” (Holmes, 1909, p. 3). The distinctions between errors, negligent errors and gross negligence have much in common with this quip.
1.1 Define the following types of abuse: • Physical: Hitting, slapping, kicking • Sexual: Unwanted advances, indecent exposure, harassment • Emotional: Intimidation, blaming • Financial: Misappropriation of monies, not giving correct change • Institutional: Where a person is not treated as an individual • Neglect: Inadequate care, denial of basic rights 1.2 Identify the signs and/or symptoms associated with each type of abuse Physical Abuse • Injuries that are the shape of objects • injuries in a variety of stages or injuries that have not received medical attention • A person being taken to many different places to receive medical attention • Skin infections • Dehydration or unexplained weight changes or medication being lost • Behaviour that indicates that the person is afraid or avoiding the perpetrator • Change of behaviour Sexual Abuse • Sexually transmitted diseases or pregnancy • Tears or bruises in genital/anal areas • Soreness when sitting • Signs that someone is trying to take control of their body image, for example, anorexia, bulimia or self-harm • Sexualised behaviour • Inappropriately dressed Emotional Abuse • Difficulty gaining access to the adult on their own • The adult not getting access to medical care or appointments with other agencies • Low self-esteem or lack of confidence and anxiety • Increased levels of confusion • Increased urinary or faecal incontinence • Sleep disturbance • The person feeling/acting as if they are being watched all of the time • Decreased ability to communicate • Language being used that is not usual for the service user • Deference/submission to the perpetrator Financial • Sudden loss of assets • Unusual or inappropriate financial transactions • Visitors whose visits always coincide with the day a person's benefits are cashed • Insufficient food in the house
The BBC's Undercover Care into Castlebeck's Winterbourne View In may 2011 the BBC's television program Panorama broadcasted a program, called undercover care, which would disgust and sicken the United Kingdom. The BBC sent an undercover reporter into Winterbourne, after they were approached by a former senior nurse (Terry Bryan) who was concerned about some of the hospitals support workers. After he had complained ( also known as whistle blowing) to his managers at Winterbourne view and to the local Care Quality Commission (CQC), but his complaint was never taken further by either party. Winterbourne View is a private hospital, situated in Bristol in the South of the country. In the private hospital, which apparently charges up to £3,500 per week to care for their patients, the care for people who suffer with learning disabilities and autism, which means their behaviour, can be to challenging at times to have them at home.