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Panorama - Undercover hospital abuse.

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thenightsky Wed 22-May-19 21:54:30

Anyone else watching this? As an ex-psychiatric nurse I'm shocked this is still going on. I was working in the 80s with some vile staff, but thought it had all been stamped out now.

purpleme12 Fri 24-May-19 00:33:53

This is absolutely shocking. But it was the nurse involved as well, not just the 'care workers'. I don't know it's managed to go on. The other people who weren't abusing must have seen this. How can they sit back? One of them doing the abuse was apparently an experienced care worker she said

HelenaDove Fri 24-May-19 01:28:22

YY @staydazzling. i posted this on another thread.

There is a way that the Government could lessen the chance or risk of abuse in these homes. All it would take is the stroke of a pen but they wont do it.

They could take care work completely off the table in Job Centres.

So no one who is unsuitable for this job ends up doing it because the alternative is a benefit/UC sanction. .

Until this happens i will continue to rightly assume that they dont give a shit.

HelenaDove Fri 24-May-19 01:36:57

How can they sit back

Fear of unemployment and UC.

Grumpymug Fri 24-May-19 02:07:50

How can they sit back

Fear of unemployment and UC.

Exactly. And the fact that very little, if anything is done, so you end up out of a job and for nothing, and you're not even there to offer what little protection you can. I was a whistleblower twice, got sacked before the end of the shift on one, though in that case there was irrefutable evidence that the person was in the wrong, and I got my job back - but you know what happened then? Nothing ever happened in front of me, I'm not stupid and I know it went on, but in front of me (and a few other staff who were the same) all was by the book. So although it helped that person at that time, ultimately it didn't protect anyone else. That place was on a warning from cqc and has been since - they expanded to include another unit and more beds! How on earth could that be allowed? Who the fuck thought that was in the best interests of the people living and going to live there? An already failing place allowed more people? I'll tell you who, those pocketing the profit!

This is far, far wider than just care workers, it is corrupt right from the top down and that's why nothing will change.

staydazzling Fri 24-May-19 09:16:42

there's a bit problem with deliberate and chronic understaffing from care home managers, and refusal to get agency staff in when dangerously understaffed, I've worked in agency and there is a stigma but I noticed a lot of senior people used the "oh you don't want agency" to justify keeping these places dangerously understaffed for profit,....senior staff can't blame it on the agency workers if they aren't competent enough to delegate properly and get other workers to work as a team., I once said this in front of 2 seniors and a nurse and they just looked rather affronted.

WonderBoy Fri 24-May-19 18:46:25

BBC are reporting that 10 staff - 7 men and 3 women - have now been arrested.

thenightsky Fri 24-May-19 19:03:46


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