A dozen staff sacked after allegations patients were abused in GMMH mental health unit

Thirty staff are the subject of disciplinary action after claims in a BBC Panorama programme that patients were abused at an NHS mental health unit. A dozen have been sacked, the MEN undertands, and another 18 are to face hearings. Chair of GMMH , Rupert Nichols, formally apologised on behalf of the entire Board toContinue reading “A dozen staff sacked after allegations patients were abused in GMMH mental health unit”

Rowan Thompson: Inquest into the death of teen mental health inpatient concludes neglect

The inquest into the death of teenager Rowan Thompson concluded yesterday (31 October 2022), with the jury finding that Rowan died of Cardiac Arrythmia due to Severe Hypokalaemia of unknown cause, contributed to by neglect due to the failure to communicate the findings of blood tests. The inquest was heard over six days at NorthContinue reading “Rowan Thompson: Inquest into the death of teen mental health inpatient concludes neglect”

Prestwich unit bosses can’t check CCTV despite ‘five workers failing to observe patients’ the day teenager died, inquest hears

A senior leader admits the issues when Rowan Thompson died were likely not a ‘one-off’ Bosses cannot check workers on a Prestwich mental health unit are carrying out observations using CCTV, despite five staff failing to do so correctly the day a teenager died, an inquest has heard. Rowan Thompson died aged 18 on October 3, 2020. Continue reading Prestwich unit bosses can’t check CCTV despite ‘five workers failing to observe patients’ the day teenager died, inquest hears

Nursing Narratives ‘Exposed’ Film Screening at Manchester Met University

This is a special screening about nursing and racism taking place during Black History Month at Manchester Metropolitan University Wednesady, 19 October 2022, 16:00 – 18:30 BST Brooks Building, Manchester Metropolitan University 53 Bonsall Street Hulme M15 6GX Book you place here This is a special screening of ‘Exposed’ a documentary features over about theContinue reading “Nursing Narratives ‘Exposed’ Film Screening at Manchester Met University”

Beleagured NHS Trust denies claims it ‘breached human rights’ by banning patient’s phones

“We fear these decisions are driven by the Trust’s desire to control communications about Edenfield rather than in the interests of patients.” CHARM A beleagured NHS Trust has denied claims that it has breached human rights by imposing a blanket ban on mobile phones of patients in a mental health unit. The allegations concern theContinue reading “Beleagured NHS Trust denies claims it ‘breached human rights’ by banning patient’s phones”

GMMH further breaches human rights of patients imposing a blanket ban on personal mobile phones for in patients at Edenfield

CHARM is leading the call for a fully independent public enquiry into the abuse in services run by Great Manchester Mental Health Foundation Trust. We are asking supporters to become Signatories in support for our call, You can read and support our statement here CHARM It has come to CHARM’s attention that the management atContinue reading GMMH further breaches human rights of patients imposing a blanket ban on personal mobile phones for in patients at Edenfield

Demands for public inquiry amid ‘catastrophic disaster’ at mental health unit

CHARM is leading the call for a fully independent public enquiry into the abuse in services run by Great Manchester Mental Health Foundation Trust. We are asking supporters to become Signatories in support for our call, You can read and support our statement here CHARM Manchester council will ask the government for a public inquiryContinue reading “Demands for public inquiry amid ‘catastrophic disaster’ at mental health unit”

Edenfield Centre: Health minister backs public inquiry over abuse

CHARM is leading the call for a fully independent public enquiry into the abuse in services run by Great Manchester Mental Health Foundation Trust. We are asking people to support for our call be adding your name You can read and support our statement here CHARM The mistreatment of patients at a mental health hospitalContinue reading “Edenfield Centre: Health minister backs public inquiry over abuse”

Manchester Council calls for public inquiry into mental health unit at centre of BBC Panorama investigation

Shocking undercover footage at the Edenfield Centre in Prestwich appeared to show patients being neglected and treated inappropriately as well as poor care. Manchester City Council will ask the government for a public inquiry into a mental health unit at the centre of a BBC Panorama investigation earlier this year. Undercover footage of the Edenfield Centre in PrestwichContinue reading “Manchester Council calls for public inquiry into mental health unit at centre of BBC Panorama investigation”

Minister apologises ‘unequivocally’ and hints at inquiry into mental health unit ‘abuse’

‘”In this case we’ve seen, in my view, some of the most horrific abuse” Will Quince, Department of Health The health minister has apologised after alleged abuse at a Greater Manchester mental health unit was exposed – and suggested an inquiry could take place. Will Quince spoke in the House of Commons this morning (OctoberContinue reading “Minister apologises ‘unequivocally’ and hints at inquiry into mental health unit ‘abuse’”