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Public inquiry call over North East mental health hospitals

The Royal College of Psychiatrists has called for a full public inquiry to uncover what is "repeatedly going wrong" in mental health facilities in the North East of England. It follows a BBC Panorama documentary which appeared to show patients at Whorlton Hall being abused.

A worker at Darlington's Newbus Grange, which is also run by Cygnet Health Care, was also jailed for abuse.

The college said it had written to the secretary of state.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has been reviewing six facilities run by Cygnet in the North East.

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Source: BBC News, 2 October 2019


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