CQC: Surprised and disappointed with 'patient neglect'

The Care Quality Commission have said they were surprised and disappointed to learn that hospital and care homes were 'failing vulnerable adults'.

CQC chairman Dame Jo Williams said: "Our concern was that people who work in this sector need to understand when and how restraint can be appropriately used."

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Care centres 'substandard'

Nearly half of 145 hospitals and care homes providing care for people with learning difficulties inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) do not meet required standards in terms of care, welfare and abuse, a report has found.