– Ian Biggs, Deputy Director of CQC in the South
Staff told us that shortages had become so commonplace that they had become tired of reporting their concerns as they perceived that nothing was done about it, but this cannot be allowed to continue.
The trust has assured us that they will be taking action to address our concerns and meet the standards. They are required to show us how they will go about this. We will return in the near future and if we find that they are not making the required progress we will consider further how to use our legal powers to protect the patients who use the service."
The Care Quality Commission has issued a formal warning to Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership over levels of staffing at Blackberry Hill Hospital in Bristol.