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Two jailed for care home abuse

Two care assistants who mis-treated severely disabled patients at a South Yorkshire care home have each been jailed for two years and nine months. James Hinds, 59, and Susan Murphy, 43, were said to have committed "an appalling abuse of trust".

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NHS Trust apologised for actions of care abuse pair

The executive medical director for Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust apologised to families victims of abuse after two care workers were convicted.

Dr Nav Ahluwalia said: "We apologise again today for the actions of the individuals that have been found guilty".

Susan Murphy and James Hinds were found guilty of a total of 25 counts of ill-treating outpatients.

"The trust has implemented improvements to the learning disability service at this centre to minimise the risks of such incidents happening again", he added.

Susan Murphy and James Hinds will be sentenced today after being found guilty of abusing 12 patients at the Solar Centre in the 17 May.

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