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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.

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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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