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NHS Trust failing to protect patients from risk of harm, says watchdog

A scandal-hit NHS trust where a teenager drowned in the bath is still failing to protect patients from risk of harm, a watchdog has found.

The health secretary ordered the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to carry out a report following problems at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust.

The trust's chairman Mike Petter resigned "with great sadness" hours before the review was published.

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Hunt: 'Lessons will be learned at Southern Health'

Jeremy Hunt said he is sure "lessons will be learned" after a watchdog warned a scandal-hit NHS Trust is still failing to protect patients.

The Health Secretary said that most front-line care at Southern Health was excellent, but that there had been problems with leadership.

He added that he agreed with the watchdog's findings.

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