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afe ire S guard h rs dults Boar d gA in Glouce uth ste o S Easy read South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Adults Board Winterbourne View Hospital A Serious Case Review By Margaret Flynn The Winterbourne View Hospital Serious Case Review What happened? Winterbourne View was a hospital in South Gloucestershire for people with learning disabilities and autism whose behaviour sometimes made their families and professionals worry. It was meant to help by assessing and treating patients so that they could have ordinary lives in their own homes. 24 Winterbourne View Hospital was owned by a company called Castlebeck. The NHS paid Castlebeck a lot of money to look after people there. It had 24…show more content…
? They should have asked more questions when patients and staff reported problems at Winterbourne View Hospital. Page 4 e Safeguar hir d rs dults Boar d gA in Glouce uth ste So The NHS organisations that put people in Winterbourne View Hospital, the council’s safeguarding staff, the police and the Care Quality Commission should have talked to each other about the problems at Winterbourne View Hospital. It might have helped them to spot there was a big problem sooner. What should be done now? The Safeguarding Adults Board asked Margaret Flynn to say what should be done to make sure that patients aren’t hurt like this again. She said that the best place to care for people with learning disabilities and autism is in their homes and communities where they are known. When people go into hospitals for assessment and treatment, there are risks: they may get hurt, they may be there for a long time and they may lose touch with people who matter to them. There should be better ways of checking hospitals for adults with learning disabilities and autism to make sure that patients are safe. Page 5 Staff should always listen to patients, even those who may be difficult to understand. The patients who tried to run away were very good communicators. Patients who have been hurt should always be given the option of talking to somebody who does not work at the hospital. When a patient is

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