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Care home owner Castlebeck in financial difficulty

The company that ran Winterbourne View care home, where 11 staff admitted abusing vulnerable people in their care, has called in administrators.

The home in South Gloucestershire became the focus of national attention when undercover cameras caught staff beating, tormenting and bullying patients.

The home's owner, Castlebeck, partly blames the fall-out for their financial difficulty. Bob Constantine reports.

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Winterbourne View owners go into administration

Winterbourne View was one of 16 care homes owned by Castlebeck, which has gone into administration Credit: PA Wire

The owners of a former care home at the centre of a patient abuse scandal have announced it has gone into administration.

Castlebeck, which housed patients with learning disabilities at the now closed Winterbourne View, own 16 other care homes.

Administrators are seeking buyers for the other properties.

Administrators have said: "The ongoing care of patients and residents will be the priority and Castlebeck and the administrators are committed to working with local commissioners to ensure safe transfer ownership of facilities and continuity of care for individuals."


Winterbourne View care workers due to be sentenced

11 care workers who've admitted ill-treating or neglecting patients at the Winterbourne View Hospital in South Gloucestershire will be sentenced this week.

The care workers have admitted mistreating patients at the former Winterbourne View hospital Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

Michael Ezenagu, Wayne Rogers, Graham Doyle, Allison Dove, Jason Gardiner, Charlotte Cotterell, Holly Draper, Kelvin Fore, Sookalingun Appoo, Danny Brake, and Neil Ferguson have already pleaded guilty to a total of 38 charges under the Mental Health Act.


Winterbourne View abuse: date set for sentencing

A date has been set for the sentencing of staff caught abusing patients at a South Gloucestershire hospital.

A total of 11 former staff have between them admitted 38 charges of either neglect or ill treatment of people with severe learning difficulties.

The sentencing hearing will begin on October the 22nd and could last up to five days.

Review into Winterbourne View abuse scandal

Eleven members of staff at Winterbourne View admitted abusing patients Credit: ITV West

A serious case review into abuse at the Winterbourne View care home is due to be published today.

The review, by an independent panel, follows the conviction of eleven members of staff for the ill-treatment of patients at the care home in South Gloucestershire, which has since closed.

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