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‘Lessons will be learned’? Responding to Panorama’s documentary on abuses at the Edenfield Centre

It should never require a television documentary to shock a society into acting on institutional abuses in any public service, let alone those treating people who are at their most vulnerable and traumatised. Yet sadly it too often does. This week’s Panorama programme exposing serious abuses at the medium secure Edenfield Centre in Greater ManchesterContinue reading “‘Lessons will be learned’? Responding to Panorama’s documentary on abuses at the Edenfield Centre”

CHARM CALLS FOR AN INDEPENDENT PUBLIC INQUIRY INTO EDENFIELD AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN GREATER MANCHESTER 

The patients at Edenfield regional secure unit are amongst the most vulnerable people in our society. What we saw in the BBC Panorama programme was shocking but not surprising. The lack of humanity and compassion, the over-use and inappropriate use of seclusion and restraint and failures to ensure the safe dispensing of medication are inexcusable.Continue reading CHARM CALLS FOR AN INDEPENDENT PUBLIC INQUIRY INTO EDENFIELD AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN GREATER MANCHESTER 

Edenfield: mental health in crisis

A protest bringing together around fifty people at very short notice took place outside Manchester Central Library on Thursday, 29 September. This was following an undercover BBC investigation that revealed abuse inside the Edenfield Centre in north Manchester. This was widely reported in the local press and nationally. The undercover reporter was employed as a healthcare support worker, andContinue reading “Edenfield: mental health in crisis”

Nurses investigated amid abuse at Manchester mental health hospital

Nurses working at the mental health unit in Manchester are to be investigated by the regulator, after footage of vulnerable patients being subjected to humiliation, verbal abuse and bullying at the hospital was aired on the BBC programme Panorama. Nurses and other staff at Edenfield Centre, which is a large medium security mental health unitContinue reading “Nurses investigated amid abuse at Manchester mental health hospital”

The Edenfield Centre: MP criticises mental health unit bosses over abuse

An MP has condemned the “horrific” treatment of patients at one of the UK’s largest mental health hospitals. A BBC Panorama investigation found a “toxic culture of humiliation, verbal abuse and bullying” at the Edenfield Centre in Prestwich near Manchester.  Bury South MP Christian Wakeford said it showed a “failure of leadership” at Greater Manchester Mental HealthContinue reading “The Edenfield Centre: MP criticises mental health unit bosses over abuse”

Shocked and concerned’ – Mind calls for a public inquiry after BBC Panorama exposes alleged verbal and physical abuse of patients at Edenfield Centre

Undercover footage broadcast during a BBC Panorama programme which aired yesterday evening highlighted alleged verbal and physical abuse of vulnerable patients with mental health problems and autism at the Edenfield Centre, run by Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. The programme raised serious concerns about the use of harmful and dangerous practices including unnecessary restraint and seclusion,Continue reading “Shocked and concerned’ – Mind calls for a public inquiry after BBC Panorama exposes alleged verbal and physical abuse of patients at Edenfield Centre”

Solidarity Vigil for Edenfield – End The Abuse -We Need a Public Inquiry

CHARM held a “solidarity” vigil outside Manchester Central Library for all those affected by the abuse exposed by the BBC Panorama documentary. See our public statement CHARM CALLS FOR AN INDEPENDENT PUBLIC INQUIRY INTO EDENFIELD AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN GREATER MANCHESTER CHARM has been calling for a root and branch review of services forContinue reading “Solidarity Vigil for Edenfield – End The Abuse -We Need a Public Inquiry”

What is behind a new mental health abuse scandal?

The lack of trained staff and society’s view of people with mental distress are a toxic mix An abuse scandal on an appalling scale is said to have erupted at a mental health facility in Manchester. The BBC’s Panorama programme says it has evidence of severe malpractice after deploying a reporter as an undercover memberContinue reading “What is behind a new mental health abuse scandal?”

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