Care assistants admit abusing brain damaged patient

Two care assistants at the Priory at Highbank in Bury have pleaded guilty to abusing a brain damaged patient they were paid to care for.

Health regulator says it's 'shocked' by carers' abuse

We are aware of this shocking case involving two former employees of The Priory Highbank Centre in Bury. Our thoughts today are with the victim of this dreadful abuse, and their family.

Our most recent inspection in February 2014 found the home to be meeting the national standards reviewed.

However, we continue to monitor the position carefully and will not hesitate take any regulatory action necessary to ensure residents receive the service they are entitled to expect.

If anyone has any concerns about The Priory Highbank Centre or any other registered service, please contact CQC.

– Malcolm Bower-Brown, CQC’s Regional Director for the North

CQC telephone number: 03000 616161. Email: enquiries@cqc.org.uk

The health regulator advises people to call the police if they think a crime has been committed.

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Hospital regrets 'unacceptable actions' of carers who abused patient

Highbank hospital said

"Everyone at the Company deeply regrets the unacceptable actions of these two members of staff both of whom had over 10 years’ service and previously unblemished records.

The Company will not tolerate behaviour of this nature and both healthcare assistants have been dismissed for gross misconduct.

This was an isolated incident and does not represent the high standards at this otherwise excellent hospital.

The most recent unannounced CQC inspection of the hospital is solid evidence that the hospital is providing a safe, caring and effective service to its patients. The Company has issued an unreserved apology.”

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