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Police raised multiple concerns to regulator about hospital

Police raised concerns to the Care Quality Commission over the care at a private hospital, run by Cygnet Health Care, after being called eight times by a patient, a report has revealed.

The CQC has now placed the hospital, which provides care for female patients with learning difficulties, in special measures and rated it inadequate.

The CQC report, published today, said: “Staff we spoke with said they were trained in how to use de-escalation techniques. However, two told us they were anxious as a team about using restraint. As a result, police were being regularly called to respond to incidents at the hospital by both staff and patients.”

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Source: HSJ, 02 September 2021


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