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The Care Quality Commission has issued a damning report following an inspection of the way the Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust looks after the people in its care.
The organisation has come under increased scrutiny following the revelation that there were failings in the way that it reported and investigated hundreds of unexpected deaths, particularly of people using its mental health and learning disability services.
The chief executive of the trust, Katrina Percy, has refused to step down, despite criticism about Southern Health's leadership.
You can watch our full special report on the Care Quality Commission's report into Southern Health NHS Trust below:
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ITV Meridian spent the day trying to talk to the Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust's Chief Executive, Katrina Percy, about the CQC's damning report into some of its care of people under its protection.
No interview was granted, but Katrina Percy did issue a statement about the health watchdog's findings. ITV Meridian presenters Fred Dinenage and Stacey Poole spoke to reporter Richard Slee.
ITV Meridian presenter Fred Dinenage interviewed Karen Bennett-Wilson from the Care Quality Commission about its report into the failings of the Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust.
The interview with the CQC was followed by reaction from the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt MP.
Although the CQC report was critical of Southern Health's leadership, neither official would be drawn on whether the organisation's Chief Executive, Katrina Percy, should step down from her post.
A damning report has highlighted how the Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust failed its patients and is still not doing enough to protect them.
Concerns were originally raised two years ago, about the organisation, which cares for people with mental health and learning disabilities across much of the South. The concerns were prompted by the death of Conor Sparrowhawk in Oxford, he drowned in the bath after having a seizure - he was not being supervised.
The Care Quality Commission report, released today highlights that most of the failings are down to poor leadership, but tonight the head of Southern Health - Katrina Percy is still in the job. The first person Rachel Hepworth speaks to in her report is Sara Ryan, Connor's mother.
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A governor at a scandal-hit NHS trust where a teenager drowned in a bath resigned on Friday because his council has achieved "nothing at all".
In his resignation letter Mark Aspinall, a governor at Southern Health, accused colleagues of being "apathetic" and "intransigent", and said the Trust's council was "weak or unable to act".
He has spoken to ITV News Meridian about why he has stepped down and how the Trust have got it so wrong.