A shocking case of abuse of the vulnerable

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  1. Abuse filmed by the BBC at a Bristol residential hospital has been condemned as "shocking" by the government.
    It comes after police arrested and later bailed four people over the treatment of patients with learning difficulties at Winterbourne View.



    BBC News.


    Full story Here.


    Link to the Panorama Programme



    This programmed sickened me to the core and had me in tears. The lousy rotten bastards responsible should be given a custodial sentence. The Care Quality Commission, the body that is responsible for good practice in care homes failed miserably in failing to respond when a whistle- blower had reported the abuse to them, so someone in that organisation needs to fall on their sword at the very least. If you did not see the programme and choose to do so be prepared for what you see, it’s horrendous.
     
  2. That's what happens when you pay peanuts, you get baboons.
     
  3. I would usually agree with that sentiment Bandy_E but, though I have only seen clips from the programme, there is clearly no excuse whatsoever for the brutal treatment witnessed.

    Six months ago I embarked upon my third career and am currently a Health and Social Welfare worker - baboon if you like. I, like the vast majority of my colleagues (all I would hope), take great pride in my work and strive to provide the best possible care for the vulnerable people with whom I work. Despite my relative 'sprogness' in the job, and having experienced some provocation, it is beyond my comprehension how anyone could behave in the way exposed in Panorama last night.

    Pays better than Flagshit as well.
     
  4. I can see you put a lot of thought into that response.
     
  5. This programmed sickened me to the core and had me in tears. The lousy rotten bastards responsible should be given a custodial sentence. The Care Quality Commission, the body that is responsible for good practice in care homes failed miserably in failing to respond when a whistle- blower had reported the abuse to them, so someone in that organisation needs to fall on their sword at the very least. If you did not see the programme and choose to do so be prepared for what you see, it’s horrendous.

    I would go one step further i would beat them and abuse them the way they have been abused an eye for an eye i say
     
  6. If they abused my mother or wife in that way I would make sure their bones would hurt for a long time!
    It's what it needs, pain is what they need to understand.
    Make their kidneys bleed Bastards! it was shocking but prison will still be a stranger to them with that Hush Puppy idiot around cutting sentences.
     
  7. As I understand it the Care Quality Commission are more interested in establishments having all the required paperwork filled in correctly than the actual well-being of the residents.



    When the home is full the owners Castlebeck would be taking 4 million a year in taxpayers money, we should stop funding this organisation without delay, as they are obviously not fit for purpose.
     
  8. Yes, on reflection, it does seem a bit dismissive but in my chosen post RN career I was frequently involved in diagnosis of non accidental injury of the vulnerable of society. Almost invariably the perpetrators of the abuse leading to injury were morally illiterate, poorly educated, poorly socialised, poorly trained (if they received training at all), poorly paid and poorly supervised. I was in no way pointing the finger at the many excellent professionals involved in health and social welfare.
    My initial response was far too succinct and, therefore, far too vague and generalised. Sorry.
     
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2011
  9. Nail on the ******* head finks.
     
  10. Anyone who reads Private Eye will not be surprised by this latest failing of the Care Quality Commision.They are a total waste of taxpayer's money who have achieved little or nothing of use in many years.If any of my family were depending on this shower of tossers for their safety I would be very worried indeed.
     
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  11. I would raise the question of timing also.....it's amazing at the speed of government after the Panorama programme was released in decreeing that families with members who have special needs are now going to be expected to fork out 50% of the cost of their care. Funny that.
    Recession, cut backs from frontline services everywhere, programme,justification for more cutbacks.
    I would put forward the suggestion that this was timed,planned and now executed at a certain time in order to all the government to make cuts in services in what remains a very, very sensitive area.
    As for the cnuts in the programme.....watch this space.They will fold in prison.My inital thought was to send a wish they are well and truly buggered.They all deserve to be whipped, taken on a very long walk and made to feel helpless and in fear.It was the four-eyed skinny, ugly, twat who relished in following him that got me the most...
    How many more care homes like it ? How many more vulnerable people going through the same thing every day ?
     
  12. I see from the link that the hospital involved is in the private sector.Which to me begs the question is the private sector fit to look after and care for the most vunerable in our society.
     
  13. There is no reason to assume that this would not happen in a public sector home, just recently the news below was made public. I know it is not physical abuse but it is abuse of the old and vulnerable and IMO that is just as shocking.


    BBC News 26-May-2011:

    Serious concerns have been raised by the NHS care regulator about the way some hospitals in England look after elderly patients.
    The Care Quality Commission said three had failed to meet legal standards for giving patients enough food and drink and treating them in a dignified way.
     
  14. Typically, it is the vulnerable with no voice who get abused, by neglect if nothing else. It is easy in an under-resourced and oversubscribed unit in a target driven district type hospital to fail to acknowledge the labour intensive nature of the care required for cognitively impaired patients who most often are social admissions. It happens in every such facility, everywhere in the UK and for the government to wring its hands and loudly condemn the management of those units is hypocritical, to say the least, the buck stops with them. Small, localised specialist facilities to cater for such vulnerable patients' non acute needs may be expensive but they are a necessity and should, in my view, be publicly provided.
    Where abuse of a more sinister nature is discovered, minimum custodial punishments should be compulsory.
     
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