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. The independant regulator for health and social care in England-the Care Quality Commission (hereafter CQC)-carried out a detailed investigation into the Old Deanery and on October 1st 2014, published its findings. The damning report concluded that the home was meeting just one of its 9 standard requirements. Almost immediately, there followed a wave of high profile media coverage. The scope of this analysis included newspapers, tabloids and broadsheets, television news reports and internet news websites.
Kaiser told the public health agency on Feb. 5 that two employees inappropriately accessed the records of Suleman, who gave birth on Jan. 26 to the world’s only surviving octuplets, according to a Public Health Department report issued Thursday. By Feb. 20, six employees had been identified as having accessed records without authorization. On March 20, 17 more employees were added to the list, including two doctors, for a total of 23. Ornstein (2009). Of those, 15 were either terminated or resigned under pressure and eight faced other disciplinary actions, the state said in a report.
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.
Task D In May 2011 BBC Panorama aired a program called “Undercover Care”. The program showed the unmanaged staff at Winterbourne View hospital mistreating and assaulting adults with learning disabilities and autism. The program caused up roar in society, people who watched it were left feeling angry, disgusted and shocked with how the staff had being treating service users. Winterbourne View was a hospital in south Gloucestershire for people with learning disabilities and autism whose behaviour sometimes made their health professionals and families worry. Winterbourne View hospital was put in place to help to assess and treat patients so that they could lead ordinary lives in their own homes.
June 20 , 2001 Andrea Yates shocked a nation as news stations aired stories proclaiming that she had taken the lives of her five children .As details unfolded over the next few months and stories would surface that revealed Mrs . Yates had a long history of mental illness . Numerous people have admitted guilt , expressing their shame and apologies for assuming the children were safe . Opinions of many believe that Russell Yates simply looked the other way , allowing his wife to have control and ultimately end the lives of his children . His character was consistently scrutinized over the course of the trial , only to be defended by family members .
Task D Stafford Hospital A report on the failings, poor management and standards of care. Over the years there have been a number of failings resulting in a great number of deaths, this resulted in the public becoming extremely concerned due to the amount of relatives that have died due to the abuse and neglect of the staff at Staffordshire hospital. Numerous reports were made by relatives all of which were ignored, one particular relative demanded a meeting with the head of staff after writing numerous reports on their findings of the failings outlining the bad practice and poor standards of care of a particular department and was given a meeting which lasted no more than 10 minutes. During this meeting the person was made to feel that they were a nuisance and the report they made was untrue. Patients also made formal complaints, due to contracting C-diff, E-coli, Mrsa and severe pressure sores.
The patients of Winterbourne care home were placed far away from their families, one of the main reasons they were placed in Winterbourne was so they can manage crisis. The patients were also there for a long time, some as long as three years, this suggests a lack of services in England to manage challenging behaviour. The serious case review says that for a lot of the time Winterbourne was open the resident’s families were not allowed to visit them on the wards or in their bedrooms. This made the abuse harder to spot. In May 2011 the BBC programme Panorama televised an episode showing the abuse and mistreatment the patients endured.
Deborah Massey from Frank Massey and sons funeral parlour contacted Doctor Linda Reynolds of the Brook surgery where Harold shipman was working in March 1998 concerned about the high death rate of Harold Shipman’s patient’s .The matter was brought to the police who where unable to find sufficient evidence to bring charges .The Shipman inquiry later blamed the police for assigning inexperianced officers to the case .Between April the 17th 1998 when the police adandoned the investigation , and shipman’s evential arrest he had Killed three more people. Death certificates where signed old age as cause of death. His last victim was a lady called Kathleen Gruny. .Kathleen’s daughter was a lawyer who became concerned when a solicitor informed her that a will had been made apparently by mother excluding her children but left £386,000 to Doctor Harold Shipman.. Obviously
Care Home Abuse Probe Police are investigating a nursing home following complaints that elderly residents have been bruised, left filthy and robbed. Officials launched a probe into the operation of 64-bed Honeymead Care Home after families of two residents reported bruises on their loved ones’ skin and poor levels of hygiene. They are also scrutinising allegations that jewellery, including rings and necklaces, was stolen from residents at the £595-a-week care facility in Bedminster, Bristol. Avon and Somerset Police confirmed today that they had launched an investigation into the allegations and promised to take them ‘extremely seriously’. A police spokesman said: ‘Officers from our Public Protection Unit are aware of these incidents and full investigations are underway to
In March 2012 four-year-old Daniel Pelka was brutally murdered by his mother and her partner. As the shocking news hit the headlines it quickly became apparent that his death resulted from months of abuse and neglect. And the saddest part is, that his death could have been prevented. Failure in social care led to Daniel becoming “invisible” in a system that was in place to protect him. A serious case review found Daniel Pelka, was simply "not heard" at times and "no professional tried sufficiently hard enough" to talk to him.