Carers Lynette Crook and Rita Page were covertly filmed by concerned relatives abusing the patient at the Priory Highbank Centre in Bury.
They have pleaded guilty to abusing a brain damaged patient on the first day of their trial, which was due to begin at Bolton Crown Court.
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