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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.

Owners of Winterbourne View say treatment of patients was "entirely unacceptable"

After eleven care workers plead guilty to the ill-treatment of patients at the Winterbourne View care home near Bristol, Castlebeck - it's owners - respond.

The treatment of patients by former members of staff at Winterbourne View... was entirely unacceptable and we deeply regret this.

Over the last 15 months significant changes have taken place throughout the group to ensure and maintain the welfare and safety of all those who use our services. This is a continuing process and remains our top priority at all times.

The 150 special reports on learning disability services... undertaken by CQC demonstrated that the events at Winterbourne View were a wake-up call to the sector as a whole.

– Sean Sullivan, Executive Chairman at Castlebeck


Care home workers to be sentenced

All 11 workers who were charged with ill-treatment of patients at the Winterbourne View care home near Bristol have now pleaded guilty and will be sentenced later.

The defendants are:

  • Michael Ezenagu, 29, of Malabar Court, India Way, Hammersmith, West London
  • Graham Doyle, 25, address not known
  • Jason Gardiner, 43, of Mellent Avenue, Bristol
  • Danny Brake, 27, of Beechen Drive, Fishponds, Bristol
  • Sookalingum Appoo, 58, of Dial Lane, Bristol
  • Wayne Rogers, 31, of Purton Close, Bristol
  • Alison Dove, 25, of Chipperfield Drive, Bristol
  • Holly Draper, 23, of The Old Orchard, Mangotsfield, Bristol
  • Charlotte Cotterell, 21, of Melrose Avenue, Yate, Bristol
  • Neil Ferguson, 27, of Emersons Green, Bristol
  • Kelvin Fore, 33, of Ellesmere Walk, Middlesbrough
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