– Detective Chief Superintendent Louisa Rolfe, CID
The eleven individuals abused the trust of victims and that of their relatives and friends. They have all pleaded guilty to criminal offences of ill treatment and neglect as detailed within the Mental Health Act.
Had it not been for the actions of individuals who raised concerns about the neglect and cruelty suffered by the victims at Winterbourne View, this wholly unacceptable behaviour would have continued unchecked.
We now await sentencing which will bring the criminal justice process to a final conclusion."
11 care workers have now pleaded guilty to ill treating or neglecting patients at Winterbourne View hospital near Bristol. A serious case review into abuse at the care home is due to be published today.