Some patients were also made to shower with their clothes on. The program un-covered serious abuse within the Hospital and there was a public outcry. Several people wrote to the Prime Minster who was reportedly “appalled” by the findings. The national regulator Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) involvement, Ms Margaret Flynn was asked to investigate what was happening at the Hospital and undertake a Serious Case Review. Whilst investigating she spoke to patients, workers, NHS staff and family members and learnt that there was a high level of physical intervention by the staff and some of the patents very badly hurt with some seen to be self-harming.
The undercover footage which aired on BBC1 in June 2011 showed staff repeatedly assaulting service users, using inappropriate restraints and cold showers as a means to punish them. Service users where subjected to systematic abuse and were constantly mocked for their afflictions. A clinical psychologist who reviewed the footage described the abuse as "torture". Winterbourne view closed on the 24th June 2011 just over two weeks after the abuse was uncovered. 11 Carehome workers were sentenced in court as a direct result of the Panorama Probe.
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
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.
She tried to run away from him into the bathroom but was unable to lock the door because the psychiatric ward, for the patients’ safety, does not have locks. Steward came and opened the bathroom door where he then commenced to rape her. After that incident, she was frightened and in hysterics, running to the nurse’s station asking to make a phone call she was told she had to wait until regular hours. (Now why the nurses weren’t observant to Rachelle’s panic, shaking and upset has me questioning the competency of the nurses on duty). Rachelle Harris then went to the room of another patient, Rozanna Moore, and told her she had been raped.
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
One evening while working short, I heard a resident yelling. This struck me as odd because the patient did not communicate well at all. I went into the room and there was an aide punching and cussing at this lady. The lady happened to be one of my favorites so it really angered me when I saw this. I grabbed the aide and pinned her against the wall.
Mr Gulaz Mutfi who is a senior urology surgeon and has been working for Medway NHS Foundation trust for two decades and he started getting bullied by three doctors which could be said as ‘a group campaign of bullying against Mr Mutfi’ making malicious and rude remarks to him but he felt as if they didn’t take the complaint properly and didn’t do nothing to deal with it. * Source of information: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-14048189 . Health and Social Care Book 1 , Page 68 Prejudice: is a negative, preconceived idea about an individual. It also involves judging people and making assumptions about a group of people knowing nothing about them or the person. When a person is prejudice in a health and social care it will affect the person work and also they wont be treated fairly an example of prejudice in health and social care could be in a hospital as being prejudice to a woman because she is Muslim and wears a hijab and they think she may raise her children like this or in a different/strange way because of this it could lead to discrimination if reported could lead to serious actions taken.
After the assault was finished Ms. Harris went to the nurse’s station in order to try and use the phone. When she wasn’t allowed to she went into another patient’s room and told her what had happened. This patient described Ms. Harris as being emotional and very upset. The nursing assistant tried to get the patient to calm Ms. Harris down, while trying to say he didn’t do anything. He later left the unit and was terminated the same day because he left without any notice (Richards, 2002).
José E. Colón Serrano English 3101-2U1 December 04, 2013 In Barbara Huttman’s "A Crime of Compassion”, she develops the conflict undergone by the author, a nurse who performed euthanasia without the approval of her superior. Euthanasia in accordance to “BBC-Ethics” is the termination of life of a very sick person in order to free them from their suffering. In most cases, euthanasia is carried out because the person who is seriously ill asks for it, but there are cases where a person cannot make such request. The author was taken to the Phil Donahue show as if she was taken to court, but in the eyes of the audience she already was guilty of committing a crime. This essay will argue that Huttmann made a wise decision and did not commit a crime.