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Winterbourne Case Essay

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Winterbourne View hospital abuse

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The Winterbourne View hospital abuse occurred at Winterbourne View, a private hospital at Hambrook[->0], South Gloucestershire[->1], England, owned and operated by Castlebeck.[1][->2][2]A Panorama[->3] investigation broadcast on television in 2011, exposed the physical[->4] and psychological abuse[->5] suffered by people with learning disabilities[->6] and challenging behaviour[->7] at the hospital.[3]
Local social services and the English national regulator (Care Quality Commission[->8]) had received various warnings but the mistreatment continued. One senior nurse[->9] reported his ...view middle of the document...

We hope to make submissions to those both individually and collectively. However, on their own these will not be enough and a clear programme is needed to achieve change."[9]
The prime minister responded saying he was “appalled” at the “catalogue of abuses” Panorama uncovered.[10]
In June 2011 the Association of Supported Living issued a press statement, which was followed up in writing to every member of parliament in the United Kingdom, calling for community based supported living services to replace institutional services for people with learning disabilities.[citation needed[->26]]
The Daily Mail[->27] said "Without the investigation by the BBC's Panorama, given huge coverage[->28] in the Mail, the abuse of patients at Winterbourne View might be continuing to this day. As it is, the secure hospital and two other care homes have been shut down, 11 guilty staff have been brought to justice – and a devastating report now exposes the serial failings of the local NHS, police and health watchdogs. For the past year, the Leveson Inquiry[->29] has focused relentlessly on the failings of the media. Never let it be forgotten how much this country owes, in the fight against cruelty and corruption, to its free Press."[11]
The Daily Telegraph[->30] said, "It is impossible to read the details of what went on at Winterbourne View, a care home for the severely disabled in Gloucestershire, without feeling repelled. In the wake of an exposé from the BBC's Panorama, 11 members of staff were convicted of almost 40 charges of neglect and ill treatment of those in their care."[12][->31][13][->32][14]
Systemic failings[edit[->33]]
The national regulator, the CQC did a nationwide[->34] check on facilities owned by the same company, Castlebeck Care – as a result three more institutions have been closed. The CQC reported a "systemic failure to protect people or to investigate allegations of abuse" and said that Castlebeck Care had "misled" the health watchdog.[4][->35][15]
The CQC also came under criticism for failing to respond to early warnings of abuse at the care home[->36]. It initially blamed Winterbourne managers who, the CQC said, "effectively misled us by not keeping us informed about incidents".[16] However, it later emerged that managers had officially alerted the CQC to numerous allegations of staff abusing patients, dating back to February 2008, which were also reported to the police, but did not lead to any convictions.[17]
The CQC also inspected 132 similar institutions and a Serious Case Review was commissioned – some of the roughly ten local and national enquiries were carried out to examine what went wrong, including one by NHS Southwest which was one of the first to be published and list many of the others.[18][->38][19] The head of the Care Quality Commission resigned ahead of a critical government report, a report in which Winterbourne View was cited.[20] Mencap[->39] published a report warning...

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