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Patients moved out of ‘inadequate’ hospital

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An independent hospital in the Staffordshire Moorlands has received an ‘inadequate’ report from officials and the company have confirmed that they are moving patients out of the site. The Woodhouse Independent Hospital, in Cheadle, had received an ‘inadequate’ report from the CareQuality Commission.

An independent hospital in the Staffordshire Moorlands has received an ‘inadequate’ report from officials and the company have confirmed that they are moving patients out of the site.

The Woodhouse Independent Hospital, in Cheadle, had received an ‘inadequate’ report from the CareQuality Commission.

According to the website page for The Woodhouse: “The Woodhouse provides a specialist service for men and women living with a learning disability and / or autism and associated complex conditions such as personality disorder, mental health and forensic issues.

The service delivers psychologically informed therapeutic treatment and outcomes focused rehabilitation, to enable a timely discharge into the community.”

According to the report from the investigation by the CareQuality Commission on the hospital, it states that: “Due to the seriousness of the concerns identified during our previous inspection, on 4 August 2021 we used our powers under Section 29 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 to issue a warning notice to the provider notifying them they failed to comply with Regulation 18 (1) (2), Staffing, of The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014.”

The report also stated that: “The service did not always provide safe care.

Staff did not always follow plans or use approved physical intervention techniques with people who used the service.

We saw staff tormenting, goading, lifting and dragging people when responding to incidents or behaviour that challenged.”

Times & Echo contacted Elysium Health Care and their commercial and communications director told us: “We fully acknowledge the shortcomings identified in the CareQuality Commission’s latest inspection report, which fall below our own high standards.

As a result, we have decided we will no longer provide inpatient services for people with Learning Disabilities and Autism from this site.

This move is in keeping with the government’s Transforming Care Agenda which is focused on helping people with learning disabilities and autism live meaningful lives, in the community, close to home.

We will be working closely with the people in our care, their families, and all our stakeholders to help people relocate to suitable services across the UK, close to family and friends.

We will be working with our commissioning partners to identify the unmet care need in the local area so we can ensure The Woodhouse continues to serve the community with a new focus.”

To see the full CareQuality Commission report go online to: www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-121455021.

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